Cat in the Window: a poetry lesson by Brian Morse

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Last updated 28 September 2014, created 19 March 2012
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8 Reviews

  • 5

    I love this! Thank you :)

    I am looking forward to using this lesson with my yr 5/6 children, with special needs.

  • 5

    Super! I am using with my Y1 class. Our theme is Weather and they will be imagining a rainy day outside. Really excited!

  • 5

    A great way to fire the imagination. Thanks

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  • 4

    Thankyou for this resource: I agree with katey 1305.With my sixteen to eighteen year old students i will change the perspective and ask them to write about what they see from their window:Perhaps they will see the problems of their hometown and this will lead to an open-discussion lesson, another idea may be that of changing the season and leaving the cat, or changing both season and animal(the figures of speech would be different as well as the choice of the adjectives or verbs).a geography lesson might be introduced with clues in the poem and the students would have to guess what city or country they are going to study,an art lesson could start by asking the students to write in a poem what the cat or a person sees(teacher chooses a landscape or an urban setting by a famous painter).there are many ways in which I would use this resource. Thanks again.mariafelicia

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