Hello, I have an interview this Friday and have been asked to teach a 30 minute Literacy lesson with a Year 2 class. I've never taught KS1 before as my teaching placements were with Year 4 and 5 so I'm a bit unsure about where to pitch my lesson. This isn't a begging post for ideas - I would just like a bit of advice about whether what I have planned is appropriate. Thanks in advance LO: To write a poem using similes Introduction: Ask the children if any of them know what a simile is. Read the following poem off the IWB (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/poetryplease_thewriter.shtml). Explain what a simile is and then ask them to use talk partners to complete the following similes - Tall as a .... , Small as a .... and Brave as a ... Model writing them on the IWB. Explain task. They will be writing a list poem about themselves using similes. Success Criteria: My simile is imaginative My simile needs to make sense Not sure if I should provide the first lines on the IWB and they finish those, they can write more or provide templates with sentence starters? Differentiation: HA: Can write alliterative similes MA: Word bank of similes LA: Word / Picture bank of similes. Work with a partner to complete poem. Not sure if there is a TA in the classroom, so I planned to try and base myself with the LA group to get them started and then move around the class and read out good examples from each table and refer back to the success criteria. Plenary: Call children back and ask do they all know what a simile is. Write on the IWB using the children?s names ?Daisy is tall & Kyle is brave. Ask children how I could improve that sentence? Why do you think we use similes? Using a suggestion from a few children, write a new list poem on the IWB and read it together. I only have 30 minutes so I?m not expecting everyone to complete a poem, but thought everyone should at least have written or identified one.Bit worried about how accessible this lesson is for SEN and EAL children, which is why I thought about having the sentence starters and pictures on a worksheet and the children match them up. Any advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated. P.S ? This is still a bit of a work in progress so apologise if it?s a bit difficult to follow.