Children Write Poems About Dinosaurs
In the new national curriculum (England), teachers have quite a variety of scope in terms of how they can help children to articulate ideas. When it comes to comprehension, the curriculum for Year 2 children ( Key Stage 1), encourages teaching teams to discuss poems, this leads on to the Lower Key Stage 2 comprehension section which has a statutory requirement to: “prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.”
This can be quite a tough task, especially amongst boys who have become disillusioned and unenthusiastic when it comes to hand-writing. For these pupils (girls as well as boys), why not inspire them to write a poem about a dinosaur?
Taken from a caption in an animated short made in the 1920’s and recently restored. Here is a poem about dinosaurs:“In days of old When nights were cold And school days were unknown The mildest roar of a dinosaur Would chill you to the bone!”
Can You Inspire Your Class to Write a Dinosaur Poem?
Here is a poem sent into Everything Dinosaur, by a young dinosaur fan (age 8) who wrote a poem about his favourite dinosaur Triceratops.
Triceratops Inspires Year 3 Poetry
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur“Triceratops is the tops. As when it comes to eating, he never stops!”
A fascination for dinosaurs can help and encourage young children with their writing and comprehension.