This week I would like you to try and read everyday for at least 20 minutes.
This could be a novel, poetry, non-fiction books, picture books, magazines or anything else you like the look of. You might choose to read by yourself, or to an adult, or maybe ask somebody to read to you. The idea this week is that you take the time to read something that you enjoy.
I would also like you to send more fantastic book reviews in of recommended reads.
This could be something you have read this week (even magazines or audio books) or it might be a well-loved book that you think others in our class would enjoy. Below are some handy tips to consider when writing a book review. You might also have a look at the reviews some of your classmates have already done. You might even get an idea for a new great read!
Today, I’d like to introduce you to the Japanese poet Sei Shonagon. She wrote list poems. Lists are a great way to write as you can have a long list or a short list. Sei wrote hundreds of lists about shiny things, soft things, hard things, worries, things that make her annoyed, sad things, things that worried her and so on. This is one of her poems:
Things That Cannot Be Compared
Summer and winter.
Night and day.
Rain and sunshine.
Youth and age.
A person’s laughter and his anger.
Black and white.
Love and hatred.
The little indigo plant and the great philodendron.
Rain and mist.
Today, I will show you how to create your own list poem: