With today being National Poetry Day, we had a very special visitor in school called Ash Dickinson.
Ash talked about rhyming words, similes and alliteration before the children completed sentences from the board. He then spoke to us about a quatrain, which we learned was a stanza (a grouped set of lines) of four lines, with alternate rhyming words.
He then showed us the layout of poems and talked about why they’re set out in a particular way.
At the end of the lesson some children were lucky enough to share their sentences with the rest of the class.