Starter task: 1. Look at this picture. 2. Discuss in your small group: What moods / feelings come to mind when you look at the picture? What impression do you get about this woman? 3. Discuss and write down three things she might be daydreaming about. "Dream" by Mohamed Osman, MD Welcome! Today’s topic: National Poetry Day Today’s tasks: •Working in groups •Describe what an ‘acrostic’ poem is •Use a dictionary to find words beginning with each of the letters in ‘DREAM’ •Write a poem containing words or simple sentences •Use a computer to present your poem •Evaluate the session & fill out your learning records. Task 1 What is an acrostic poem? •Look at the example ‘acrostic’ poem. •In small groups discuss what you notice about the poem. Driving towards hope. The route I’m taking, to escape my life now. Always I hunt for my desires to meet my super-self. Group feedback What is an acrostic poem? Task 2 The theme of National Poetry Day this year is DREAM •use the dictionary to write down words starting with each letter in the word D R E A M •Prepare to read these out. Task 3 • Now use some of these words to write an acrostic poem in your group • Your tutor will give you a worksheet to write on D R E A M Our poem: Things we liked about it: Our poem: Things we liked about it: Task 4 •Read / listen to the sample poem. •Find three things you like about the poem in your group. •Prepare to give feedback to the group. 1. Look at the pictures below. Task 5 2. Which words do you think of? 3. Write some of these words onto the Poetry Post-its notes and put them on the board. 4. Choose a picture. Then read the Poetry Post-its and use these to help you to write a poem of your own called ‘Dream’. 5. Now proof read your poem and type it up. 6. We are going to print and create a display of our work. Would you like to read out your poem? Task 6 Listen to the poems… write your favourite words or phrases from the poem to share with the group. Group evaluation What activities did we enjoy? What are we confident about? What do we need to do more work on?