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.

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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.

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