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How do you differentiate poetry for SEN/LA children?!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by gsm1380, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone, I am an NQT and I have a year 4 class. I have 2 boys who have a great deal of difficulty with almost all aspects of the curriculum. One boy has SEN and one School Action plus. Neither of them can write a sentence without 1:1 support, their reading/writing levels are about 1b/a.

    In literacy this week I've just read that we have to read poems by Walter de la Mare and some others. But so much as looking at a poem is going to confuse them as they won't be able to read it or extract meaning. How can I then expect them to meet the objective which is to discuss what poem they like best and why, and comment on the features of the poem?

    What do I do?!? I would appreciate any ideas you have :)
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Do lots of oral work initially reading the poems, such that they become familiar with them. Then they can draw annotated drawings and write a sentence about which they like.

    For extended work you could give them much simpler poems or rhymes to read and comment on. Ask your year 1 teachers for some great poems.

    Also have a look at the year 1 literacy strategy and see what sort of activities are there.

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