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This English teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to select powerful vocabulary to use in poetry containing similes that can describe Halloween pumpkins. The class can make lists of adjectives to match different nouns which can be included in a poem about different pumpkins seen on Halloween.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select powerful vocabulary to use in poetry containing similes that can describe Halloween pumpkins

Learning Objectives

Discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination. Composing and rehearsing figures of speech to use in poetry on a specific subject.

Learning Outcomes

I can say how poets select and use vocabulary to describe an object or idea. I can select descriptive vocabulary to use in similes when describing a particular object or idea.

Pumpkins

Teaching sequence to help the children select powerful vocabulary to use in poetry containing similes that can describe Halloween pumpkins

Pumpkin Soup

Shared reading text to help the children explain how to use similes to compare objects, ideas and feelings in poetry

Pumpkin Words

Activity to help the children select synonyms for different nouns that can be used to describe the shape, size and texture of a pumpkin

Pumpkin Poem

Template to help the children structure and format a poem using similes to describe the shape, size and texture of a pumpkin

Pumpkins

Interactive activity to help the children select powerful vocabulary to use in poetry containing similes that can describe Halloween pumpkins

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select powerful vocabulary to use in poetry containing similes that can describe Halloween pumpkins

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