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The Sound Collector - KS1 poetry lesson

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Last updated 30 September 2014, created 03 February 2012, viewed 19,973

This lesson involves reading 'the sound collector' poem and re-writing a class version of the poem based on the idea of a sound collector visiting the school. After starting the poem together and modelling writing the first verse, children can split into groups with each thinking about the sounds fo More…und in different areas of the school (e.g. office, dining hall) and writing a verse. Each group also thinks of a sound effect or action and performs their verse to the class. I have provided some differentiated writing frames and word banks/pictures which can be adapted or used if required.

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  • Word documentLesson plan
    lesson plan.docx (25kb, Word document)
  • Powerpoint documentLesson plan
    sound collector PP.ppt (189kb, Powerpoint document)
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  • Word documentActivity
    A Sound Collector at School - start and end for poem.docx (13kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    differentiated writing frames.docx (12kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    Dining Hall word bank and pictures.docx (97kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    Music Room pics and word bank.docx (234kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    Playground pics and word bank.docx (220kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    School Kitchen pics and word bank.docx (147kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    School office pictures and word bank.docx (80kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    The_Sound_Collector_–_Roger_McGough.doc (1mb, Word document)
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A wonderful resource, thank you for sharing!

from swadgirl, 30 September 2014
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Brilliant, just what I was looking for. Thank you

from henryw, 26 June 2014
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Amazing resource! Saved me a lot of time! Thank you

from meganchivers, 18 June 2014
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My year 3/4 Class had great fun writing their own verses. Thanks

from becs40, 08 June 2014
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A brilliant resources with planning, activity and powerpoint. So helpful and time saving. Thank you.

from LazyEva, 08 May 2014
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