4Create Your MonsterUse your planning sheet to describe and draw your monster
5What is a narrative poem? A poem that tells a story.Has a beginning, middle and end.Uses a range of poetry techniques for effect.What you could write about?A day out with your monster.How your monster saved the world.Your monster’s evil plan to take over the universe.Your monster going for lunch with the Queen.
6Poetry TechniquesSimile A simile describes something or someone ‘like’ or ‘as’ something else. Example: ‘She was as white as a ghost’Alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of the same starting sound in several words of a sentence. Example: ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper.’Rhyme A rhyme is a word that is identical to another in its terminal sound. Example: ‘Cat and Hat’ Example 2: ‘While and Mile’Rhythm Rhythm refers to the pattern of sounds made varying the stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.
9Write your ideas on your planning sheet Plot PlanningWhere is your monster from?Does it have friends?Is it good or bad?What adventures can you go on?Where can you go?What did you see?What did you hear?What did you smell?What did you feel?What did you taste?Write your ideas on your planning sheet
10Example monster poems The Sabre-Toothed Huggle The Fiend On the way to school I metA monster all fluffy and blueHe wasn’t a lost petAnd he was about 6 foot 2.His teeth were pointy and whiteYet he was a friendly creatureWhen he asked to go and fly a kite‘Of course!’ said my teacher.We felt the wind pull the kite stringWe smelt BBQ on the breezeWe played on the swingsAnd then climbed up the trees.Today was amazing, today was just brillI hope Huggle visits again, he said he will!The FiendThe Fiend was born in a volcanoIt has molten-red skin and yellow eyes that glowIt smells smoky and has crooked teethIt is mean and likes chaos.It left the volcano on an adventureIt needed to be nasty and make people sadBut it met me on the beach.I trapped The Fiend in a hole I’d dugAnd it sizzled as the tide came inIts flaming skin turned blue‘I’m sorry,’ it said and turned to dust.‘Hooray! You saved us!’ the people saidAnd I smiled at them with my crooked teeth and yellow eyes that glowed …
11Writing your monster poem Use the monster you have created and plot ideas to compose a poem. Try to include at least one of the following: Alliteration . Rhythm . Simile . Rhyme?