Finding Words Within Words!
Exploring words within words!
If you are looking for a fun and engaging poetry writing idea for your children this week, check out this neat poetry idea,
Words Within Words
Look for that circular shape on the ground
Can you spot the happiness in malfunction?
Is there a place for a ship in importance?
No need to be hungry when creating
Search for the tree in apologise
Hunt for the insect in ignorant
Is there any anger in empire?
As you have probably spotted, this poem is all about spotting words within words- try this poem on your children they will love trying to work out the meaning in each line. The new literacy curriculum specifies that children should explore ‘word play’ and this is a great way of fulfilling that objective.
Your children could use their reading books for inspiration with this poem. With a partner challenge them to scan a couple of pages of text looking out carefullly for words within words. After finding their little treasure trove of ideas they can then have a bash at writing their own ‘word play’ poem.
After completing their poems encourage them to swap them with other children to see if they can work out the hidden meanings in each line. However- be warned, once you have trained your children to spot words within words they will begin to see them everywhere driving you a bit crazy- totally worth it though!
Have fun writing with your class!