Lesson plan and activities for lesson on tanka poetry/ similes and metaphors.

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This is a lesson that I did for an observation today with the English coordinator. It’s a lesson on Tanka poetry. Children learned what a Tanka was the day before, but today they needed to create a bank of similes, metaphors and adjectives to enhance their descriptions that they will use in their poem later in the week.

I have differentiated this activity, by providing scaffolding support for the SEN/EAL children in my class. The lesson, as a whole, was intended to be a mixed ability lesson. However, as it was an observation, I needed to include some form of extra support/ scaffolding for some children.

This lesson is linked to the Vikings and children need to describe what it would be like to leave their lovely homeland with the beautiful scenery.

The resource includes:
*a clear, detailed lesson plan,
*picture to annotate
*powerpoint to explain the meaning of a Tanka (if needed prior to the lesson)
*basic flipchart for referall as a class
*simile and metaphor sort
*simile and metaphor sort (EAL/SEN).


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