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Wednesday 21st October

English - Activity: Read, discuss and analyse a poem

Read  the first two stanzas (verses) of A Sea Creature Ate our Teacher by Brian Moses (see above).

This is a narrative poem. It tells a story. How can we tell it is a poem not a story?

Discuss ideas around layout and language. Agree that rhyme can be a big clue, but that not all poems rhyme.

You will spend some time reading  the poem, thinking about language, structure and style.


  • Read A Sea Creature Ate our Teacher checking that you understand the poem.
  • Use the ‘Prompt Sheet’ to make notes about the poem.