Rivers of rhymes

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By Clive Riche, Charles Causley, John Agard and June Crebbin

These four poems (classic and modern) on the same theme provide plenty of opportunities for comparing and contrasting different poetic forms, rhythms and moods. They include a kenning and shape poem, a chant and a conversation poem.

These teachers’ notes accompany the guided reading leaflet from Literacy Time PLUS Ages 7 to 9, May 2009. DOWNLOAD THE LEAFLET HERE .

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Before reading

  • Give out copies of the activity sheet below and explain that you are going to compare four different poems about rivers. Suggest that the children make notes on the chart as you discuss the poems.
  • What effects are the poets trying to achieve with the poems’ shapes?
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  1. Rashmi
    on 3 May 2018

    Rashmi

    I can’t see it properly please do something about it

    Hi Rashmi,

    You can find the ‘Rivers of Rhyme’ poetry leaflet here: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/407140. Please note that the leaflet is member only content

    Best wishes, Hannah @ Scholastic

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  2. Megan
    on 4 July 2013

    River poem

    I’v got my own river, It has lots of rocks, It makes me want to quiver, But it has lots of locks.

    I love my river, I love to lay beside it, Even though it makes me quiver, There is also a sand pit.