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In this Let’s Think in English lesson pupils  consider the intentions of E. E Cummings and the consequence of his poetic choices on us as readers. They analyse Cummings’ poem l)a and consider why the poet chose the poetic structure. Pupils experiment with the structure of another Cummings’ poem in order to consider the poet’s style.

 

 

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  1. Towards the end of the lesson pupils are given the text from a different Cummings’ poem and asked to consider what structure the poet might adopt in the light of studying I)a.

    Here a Year 6 pupil in an Islington school identifies line breaks as important in I)a and deploy them with the new text.

  2. Towards the end of the lesson pupils are given the text from a different Cummings’ poem and asked to consider what structure the poet might adopt in the light of studying I)a.

    Here a Year 6 pupil in an Islington school makes their first attempt at mimicking the style of I)a with the new text.

  3. Towards the end of the lesson pupils are given the text from a different Cummings’ poem and asked to consider what structure the poet might adopt in the light of studying I)a.

    In this example a Year 6 pupil in an Islington school, focus on the reader and seek to provide different ways to read the text. This was a feature in I)a they identified.

  4. Example from a Year 5 class in Norfolk where pupils created their own poems in the style of Cummings’ l)a.

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