Level 2 Poetry

As we continue with the inquiry unit on How We Express Ourselves, the students have been exploring how different cultures express themselves. They have seen tradition Japanese Kabuki Theatre, Indigenous Australian dance and song, the Hawaiian hula dance, a Shakespearean play, the opera, Aida, the Balinese Barong Dance, and a performance of Swan Lake by the Kirov Ballet company. The students have been practising writing different styles of poetry in preparation for their performances at the end of the unit. Here are some of them:

Haiku Poetry by Claire

‘Flowers’

Flowers bloom in Spring

They are very pretty too

I like flowers lots.

 

Cinquain Poetry by Sienna

‘Swimming’

Fun, good, cool, nice

Splash, backstroke, roll, kick, jump

Happy, amazing, exciting

Paddle

 

‘Soccer’ by Ethan

Running, kicking, scoring,

Saving, dribbling, tackling

No hands fun

Winter sport,

Opponent.

 

Acrostic Poetry by Olivia.

‘Spring’

Sunny

Pretty

Red

Ice cream

Nice

Green.

 

‘Winter’ by Ainslie.

Epic, Soft, fun

Cold, ice, rainy

Rough, windy, cool.

 

Acrostic Poetry by Taliah.

Twinkles

Awesome

Lazy

Intelligent

Amazing

Hamburger.

 

‘My Favourite Food’ by Hamish.

Tuna patties sound sizzling.

Tuna patties smell fishy.

Tuna patties look like potatoes and fish balls.

Tuna patties taste like potatoes and fish inside it.

Tuna patties fill up my tummy.

 

Acrostic Poetry by Caitlin.

Cool

Artistic

Intelligent

Terrific

Learner

Incredible

Neat writer.

The students will be filming their poetry performances and sharing them in a movie with the Preps. They are very excited about this and are working hard on their performance skills. To support them, they are reading characters in plays during guided reading sessions. We are focusing on expression and line delivery. When reading with your child at night, you could support them by asking them to do different voices for different characters and encouraging them to use expression.

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