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This English teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to investigate and edit a poem by a significant poet with figurative language used to reflect ideas about conflict. The class can select and compose their own similes and metaphors to compare aspects of conflict to other things, ideas and feelings.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate and edit a poem by a significant poet with figurative language used to reflect ideas about conflict

Learning Objectives

Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning. Identifying and discussing themes and conventions in poetry.

Learning Outcomes

I can say how poets use images to express different ideas and emotions about a topic. I can write similes and metaphors to express a particular idea or emotion.

Wilfred Owen

Teaching sequence to help the children investigate and edit a poem by a significant poet with figurative language used to reflect ideas about conflict

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Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe the use of figurative language in poetry used to reflect ideas about conflict

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Wilfred Owen

Interactive activity to help the children investigate and edit a poem by a significant poet with figurative language used to reflect ideas about conflict

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate and edit a poem by a significant poet with figurative language used to reflect ideas about conflict

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