Poems for KS2 - representing animal sound and dialect
Think in sound - enjoy words - imagine the sounds animals make - write a poem in sound or use invented sound words in your poem. Think about words you use at home - perhaps other families wouldn't understand what you meant - you can use these words in your poem
If you wahn trick a duppy
and wahn walk on happy happy
in a moonshine - bright moonshine -
hear how and how things work out fine.
You see duppy. No whisper. No shout.
Make not the least...
The poet explains what a 'duppy' is before he reads the poem - you can do the same
I was eight, I was forced south.
Not long after, when I opened
my mouth, a strange thing happened.
I lost my Scottish accent.
Words fell off my tongue:
Talk about moving away from where you live
How people talk differently, in different accents, and have different words, vocabulary, for the same thing
Sleeping-bagged in a duplex wing
with fleas, in rock-cleft or building
radar bats are darkness in miniature,
their whole face one tufty crinkled ear
with weak eyes, fine teeth bared to sing....
Talk about ultrasound - frequencies - sounds bats can hear that we, humans, can't hear
The Loch Ness Monster's Song
Hnwhuffl hhnnwfl hnfl hfl?
Gdroblboblhobngbl gbl gl g g g g glbgl.
Drublhaflablhaflubhafgabhaflhafl fl fl -
gm grawwwww grf grawf awfgm graw...
Look at and attempt to read aloud the written poem before listening to it
Show picture of Loch Ness Monster
Scottish accents - using accents in our poetry
Talk about changing your voice in poetry if you want to
Varying the pace, tone, volume of your voice
Using punctuation - question marks, exclamation marks, caps, bold, etc