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This English teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to write new verses for a Christmas carol by editing traditional songs and choruses. The class can select vocabulary words to edit parts of a song sung at Christmas to match the content structure and rhythm.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to write new verses for a Christmas carol by editing traditional songs and choruses

Learning Objectives

Identifying how language and structure contribute to meaning. Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.

Learning Outcomes

I can say how poems use language and structure to convey a specific idea. I can select vocabulary and sentence structure to compose a poem to match a rhythm and rhyme pattern.

Christmas Carols

Teaching sequence to help the children write new verses for a Christmas carol by editing traditional songs and choruses

Silent Night

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children describe the structure and vocabulary used in a poem as part of a Christmas Carol

Jingle Bells

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children describe the structure and vocabulary used in a poem

Christmas Carols and Songs

Activity to help the children edit a Christmas carol or song by changing the vocabulary to match the content structure and rhythm.

Christmas Carols

Interactive activity to help the children write new verses for a Christmas carol by editing traditional songs and choruses

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to write new verses for a Christmas carol by editing traditional songs and choruses

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