He Just Can’t Kick It With His Foot
3 July 2008Add to My Folder
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This audio poem, by the new Literacy Time PLUS Poet-in-residence, Paul Cookson, has musical accompaniment and some simple animation. The poem has a humorous football theme, a chorus, and great rhythm and rhyme, making it a perfect resource for this month’s National Year of Reading theme – Rhythm and Rhyme.
Shared learning and teaching
- Give groups words with different sound/spelling patterns and ask them to list as many rhymes as they can in three minutes. Feedback, and discuss spelling and rhyme.
- Now, write ‘sausages and beans’ and ‘butterflies and birds’ on the board. Elicit that each phrase has the same rhythm – count out and clap the syllables. Give the children additional phrases and ask them to create others using a matching rhythm.
- What words might we use when talking about a poem? Write these on the board.