L’été 2

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L’été 2

Contributor: Jant Lloyd

Language of text: French
Type of text: Poem
Author or source:
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2
Source reference: This sequence follows on from L’été 1

Poem is on this webpage: http://www.mespetitsbonheurs.com/poesies-ete-fruits-rouges-papillons-mer-crabe-soleil/

Extract from original poem :

l’ été
se balance
où l’oiseau
se tait.

Attached files:
Table - for supporting creative writing : JL text

File nameFile typeSize
JL text.docxNo description4.29 kBInfo

Step One
Revisit the poem that as a class you have analysed and used to paint a picture of a peaceful Summer's Day Ask the children to read the poem with you again and to perform the poem as described in the other entry ...here is the activity again:

Read the poem for the children again.
The class and yourself are now going to try and create a spoken picture of the poet's descriptions.

Ask the children to help you put a backing track to the poem. All the children need to do is repeat over and over again in a whisper the first two lines of the poem "Silence,silence" like it was the breeze wafting through trees.
Read the poem for the class with the children's backing track (whispered quietly) accompanying you as you read aloud.
Divide the class in to three. Each third of the class is responsible for the reading of one of the verses of the poem with you , whilst the rest of the class are the backing track.

Step Two
Ask the class to help you to re-identify the key words in the text and remind yourselves of the pictures that have been painted by the words of the author.
Explain that the children are going to create the "alter-ego" poem to this original poem. Instead of a quiet Summer's day it's going to be a fun, lively, loud day at the seaside

Using bi-lingual dictionaries and working in pairs can the children come up with new verbs that they would like to use in their poem ..if the poem was about children playing at the beach on a warm Summer's day/ the way the sea moves at the seaside/ the noise people make at the seaside
Ask each pair to share with a second pair the verbs they have found
Ask the pairs as they share their verbs to give the English meaning too.

Step Three
Give each pair a version of the table in the attached file.
On left is the original poem
On right is the skeleton of their Summer's day at the beach poem.

Can the children working with a partner or in larger groups generate a poem picture of the day at the beach ?

Ask them to add verbs to describe :

what the children are doing in the first verse
how the sea moves/behaves in the second verse
the sound/noise of Summer at the beach

The children should use the template on the right of the chart to create their own three verse/sentences to describe a day at the beach.

Practise writing the correct verb forms (using verbs they have suggested) with the children so that they feel comfortable with third person singular and plural form of the present tense. You may want to create a temporary post-it working wall so children can go to the wall locate the verb they want to use and if necessary take it back to their tables so they can refer to it .

Step Four
Now the children can write up their new poems and either perform them for the class or create a picture background to their own handwritten poems about a Summer's day at the beach .

Engagement with text
Creative writing

Creative writing

Topics or themes:
Summer term



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