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15 minute literacy lesson for year 5/6

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Lbrown87, May 7, 2012.

  1. Hello all :)
    I have an interview lesson coming up based in a mixed year 5/6 class. They have asked me to do a 15minute literacy lesson and I'm feeling a little lost as I'm currently working in year 1.
    I'm thinking of doing an alliterative poem but not sure it would be appropriate for this age group? I thought about doing a brief recap on alliteration then giving them a number in pairs for them to write an alliterative sentence on a strip of paper. At the end I would draw them back to create a class alliterative number poem and briefly discuss effect of alliteration.
    If not, I thought maybe personification poetry or performance?
    15 mins seems like such a short time eeek!!
    I would be really grateful of any advice,
  2. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Honestly? I think alliteration is a little "young" for year 5/6, mine are currently happily writing poems with personification, metaphors and similes, they might think alliteration a little beneath them!
    I would go along the lines of personification poetry, but 15 minutes doesn't give you long for anything!
  3. tangerinecat

    tangerinecat New commenter

    With only 15 minutes, I would think about doing a search on VCOP activities.
  4. Fifteen minutes is crackers!! How can you show AFl and relationship with children etc in that??? Poem sounds nice - do concentrate on the effect of alliteration for year 6! If I had to show Literacy in 15 mins this time of year ( I teach y6) I'd keep it simple and interactive too. Perhaps a bit of uplevelling. Show them how to add eg/ personfication or eg/ repetition for impact OR eg/ embed a clause in a sentence. Thenyou can quick demo modelling. Then write a simple sentence and get them to uplevel using your criteria on their whiteboard. Get children to share and use their work as good models too. To build a bit of a relationship with the children, you can try adding humour to the sentences etc. ???? 15 mins is really short! Good luck x
  5. Thank you for the responses and honesty :) Glad I took the advice to steer clear of alliteration! I decided to do a session on identifying and using imagery (with some humour, sentences and uplevelling thrown in) and guess what? I got the job! :) Still can't quite believe it!
    Thanks again!
    LB x
  6. Congrats! Woop Woop!
  7. tangerinecat

    tangerinecat New commenter

    Well done [​IMG]

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