Sunday, 9 March 2014

Poem of the Week

Each week your child will be learning a poem to practice spelling words.  They will paste it into their poetry book for home learning on Monday night.  During class students will highlight the selected spelling words for the week. Please practice reading this poem aloud each night and practice spelling the chosen words.  Students will say the poem aloud on Friday.  It does not have to be memorised.

The spelling check each Friday consists of a "cloze" version of the poem. (cloze check is an exercise, test, or assessment consisting of a portion of text with certain words removed, where the student is asked to replace the missing words. Cloze checks require the ability to understand context and vocabulary in order to identify the correct words or type of words that belong in the deleted passages of a text. )

The poem is posted in the classroom where we will read, chant, clap, and perhaps memorise the poem during the week. We will also complete activities that check understanding of appropriate capitalisation, punctuation, spelling or word patterns within the poem and of course our spelling words.

Thanks a minion - Purua 007  

Poem for week 7 Rāhina 17th Poutu-te-rangi
Click here to try some of the spelling word activities for this week.   Due to Cyclone Lusi thrashing our shores it seemed appropriate to have a weather theme for our poem this week.

Poem for week 6 Rāhina 10th Poutu-te-rangi

Click here to try some of the spelling word activities for this week.  

1 comment:

  1. A great site to visit. A funny poem.