Year 8 Poetry lesson 1


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Year 8 Poetry lesson 1

  1. 1. Fill in the front of your exercise book: Your Name Year 8 English Learning objectives Today we will: • understand Miss Kristian’s expectations of us. • understand why people write poetry • understand what a Haiku is and to write one of your own
  2. 2. Classroom expectations • When someone is speaking, nobody else should be. • We will respect and listen to each other’s opinions. • We will try our best in every lesson. • After 5,4,3,2,1 we should be silent.
  3. 3. With the person you’re sitting with: • In your jotter, come up with three important class room expectations. • Now join up with another pair. • In your new group, share ideas and decide on two top class room expectations.
  4. 4. Year 8’s Classroom Expectations • • • • • Stick in KS3
  5. 5. Discuss and answer these questions in pairs Write the answers in your books What is poetry? Why do people write poetry? Can you name any different types of poetry?
  6. 6. Why Poetry? Statement Agree Disagree People write poems for their own pleasure People write poems to express their feelings People write poems to give to or dedicate to other people People write poems to tell a story People write poems to get a message across to the reader People write poems to make you imagine a place or person People write poems to entertain People write poems when they’re bored
  7. 7. A Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry and has three qualities: 1. It has to create a picture in the reader’s mind with only a few words 2. It has three short lines consisting of seventeen syllables (the number of beats, for example, the word "Haiku" has two syllables: Hai-ku; the word "introduction" has four syllables: in-tro-duc-tion.). The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and the last line has five syllables. 3. The traditional Haiku used nature as its main theme.
  8. 8. Here's a Haiku to help you remember: I am first with five Then seven in the middle -- Five again to end. What are these two Haikus describing? Green and speckled legs, Hop on logs and lily pads Splash in cool water. In a pouch I grow, On a southern continent – Strange creatures I know.
  9. 9. Write your own Haiku! Instead of writing a Haiku about nature, I want you to write one about yourself! The idea is we can then share them as a way of introducing ourselves to each other. If you are stuck getting started – mindmap things about yourself e.g. what your hobbies and interests are. If you are speedy and need another task – try writing a
  10. 10. Homework • Cover your book with sticky back plastic or thick paper. • Due: