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Planning a Prehistoric Animal Kenning Poem


Your task today is to look at your prehistoric animal from Monday's lesson and plan to write a poem about it. You will need to think about the following questions:



  • What does it look like?
  • How does it move?
  • What does it feel like?
  • What does it smell like?
  • What does it sound like?
  • What does it do?
  • What does it think?


You only need to focus on nouns and verbs.



You should write each question as a subheading and then underneath, brain storm ideas. If you are struggling for ideas, you might want to draw your creature for inspiration.


Although you should try and stick to using a noun followed by a verb, don't worry if you want to slightly bend the rules. An example would be if I was planning to write my poem about a Woolly Mammoth:



How does it move?


Ground-shaker, Floor-stomper, Slow-swayer 


As you can see, the final idea doesn't quite follow all of the rules of a kenning poem but it is useful to include it at the planning stage.



Spend no more than 30 minutes planning your poem. If you want to do some additional research then please click on the links within Monday's lesson. If you watch one of the video clips, you will have more of an idea about the size and charactistics of your chosen creature.



Once you have finished, please send a photograph of your work via Microsoft Teams.