Understanding English: Reading and Writing Poetry by Carol Matchett


Understanding English: Reading and Writing Poetry by Carol Matchett

Understanding English is a series of books designed to reinforce skills and knowledge at Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. Each book focuses on a particular aspect of literacy with explanations and teaching points, exercises, answers section and 'Now you try!' extension activities to ensure that learning is really secure. Poetry expresses thoughts and feelings and describes things so vividly that you almost see them. This book looks closely at the features that make poetry so special, such as rhyme, rhythm, sound effects and imagery. Funny poems, narrative poems - these and more are included. Lively writing activities provide an easy springboard to poems that will make a real splash! The Reading and Writing Poetry book includes: writing a poem with rhythm, different types of rhyme, alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, nonsense poetry, haiku, shape poems and narrative poems.

About the Author

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages


Carol Matchett
More books by Carol Matchett


Publication date

31st March 2004



It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

Lovereading 4 schools