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Shape poem

Look at all the wonderful shapes that hot air balloons can be! Which is you favourite? Today we are writing shape poems. Look at the examples below: 

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What is a Shape Poem?
  • A shape poem is a poem that describes an object, person or animal.
  • The special thing about a shape poem is that the
 words of the poem form the shape of the object,
person or animal being described.
  • Shape poems don’t have to rhyme!
  • Shape poems can use full stops and capital
letters like sentences.
  • Shape poems often use alliteration
or similes.
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Look carefully at the picture (above) OR complete the topic work for today and use your own balloon design. What words and phrases can you think of to describe the hot air balloon? Write them down. Once you are happy with your sentences have a go at drawing the outline of a hot air balloon and fill it with your ideas OR use the template below. Don't forget to send us a picture of your shape poems!