Little Miss Muffet - How to Help Children Write A Poem Worksheet

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Helping Children Write Poems

There are many types of poems. KS1 children are introduced to poetry and shown how to write a poem. The Literacy Framework requires children to focus on poetry right up to KS2, Year 6. Using a writing frame can help children write poems by themselves. Some poems have rhyming words, others don't.

Writing poems can be a wonderful way for kids to express themselves creatively. Here are some simple tips to help them get started:

  • Encourage Creativity:
    Let kids know that there are no right or wrong answers in poetry. Encourage them to let their imagination run wild and express their thoughts and feelings in their own unique way.
  • Explore Different Forms:
    Introduce kids to various forms of poetry, such as haiku, acrostic, or free verse. Each form has its own rules and structures, which can inspire creativity and experimentation.
  • Provide Inspiration:
    Help kids find inspiration for their poems by exploring nature, art, music, or everyday experiences. Encourage them to observe the world around them and write about what they see, hear, feel, and imagine.
  • Play with Language:
    Encourage kids to play with language by experimenting with words, sounds, and rhythms. Encourage them to use metaphors, similes, alliteration, and other poetic devices to add depth and richness to their poems.
  • Write Together:
    Write poems together with kids to show them that poetry is a collaborative and enjoyable activity. Share your own poems and experiences with them, and celebrate their creativity and accomplishments.
  • Provide Feedback:
    Offer positive and constructive feedback to help kids improve their poems. Encourage them to revise and refine their work, but also let them know that their voice and perspective are valuable.
  • Celebrate Success:
    Celebrate kids' achievements and successes in writing poetry. Display their poems in a special place, share them with family and friends, or even organize a poetry reading or performance.

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KS1 / KS2 English Worksheets for children.This poetry worksheet has an alternative version of the nursery rhyme - Little Miss Muffet. Children will write a poem by changed some of the lines or words. They will write their own version of this nursery rhyme, remembering to use rhyming words.

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