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 1920s 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.
Triceratops Inspires Year 3 Poetry
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.
Everything Dinosaur – Dinosaur Themed Toys and Games
Everything Dinosaur stocks a huge range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed toys and games. All the items that we stock have been tested and approved by our dedicated teaching team. To view the range of educational items, including replicas of iconic animals from the fossil record: Dinosaur Crafts for Kids.