This is a poem I put together that can be used for two purposes. Firstly, it shows the re-drafting process and how you can improve your writing by going back and checking things again. Secondly, it features lots of examples of the Year 2 spelling pattern of words starting with ‘wr’, like ‘wrong’ or ‘written’.
Suggested uses for the poem are:
- Have children read the poem and see what they notice. Why are some words crossed out? What mistakes have been made? Have you ever seen a poem with crossed-out words before? Do you re-draft your writing? Do you notice any spelling pattern used a lot?
- Can you underline all the examples of the spelling pattern? How many words start with ‘wr’? (wrote, written, wrong, wrecked, wriggled, writing)
- Can you write any more examples of this spelling pattern that you know which aren’t in the poem?
- Can you copy a verse from the poem, making sure to spell the focus words correctly each time?
- Can you write your own poem or silly sentences using the focus words?
- Can you ‘pyramid write’ the words we are focusing on today?
- Can you ‘say it silly’ with these words and actually say out loud the ‘w’ at the start of the word just so you remember to write it?