In Writing today we are going to be looking at descriptive writing.

This means writing in a way that allows the reader to picture exactly what you are describing.  You will be using words to paint a picture for your reader.  This means that you need to choose your words carefully and use lots of really good adjectives (describing words).

Today you will be writing a POEM about your house!  You will need to use adjectives and similes to describe your very own house.  There is a special way to write these poems, so use your planner and try and make your poem really original!

This is how you will be writing your descriptive poems about their own homes.  The first line describes what it looks like, the second how it makes  you feel, the third the sounds you can hear there, the fourth what smells you notice and the last line is a statement about your home.  

Example: [Notice that poems have lines,  NOT SENTENCES, so you start a new line and don’t continue along the same line as a sentence would!

My house looks like…. or My house is …

To create a really good picture for your reader, you will also need to use some similes in your description.  A simile compares your alien to something that we can all picture.  It uses the words like….. or as…

Eg. “My house feels as hot as the furnace of the sun during summer.”

Here are some posters about similes to get your imagination going.  🙂


dog simile


frog simile


You all have such good imaginations that I’m sure you are going to and write amazing poems using lots of descriptive  writing today!

Mrs Veary 🙂


You have all the words you need.



Mary had a little lamb

its fleece was white as snow

and everywhere that Mary went

the lamb was sure to go!

You all know lots of nursery rhymes off by heart.  These are simple poems.  Over the next couple of weeks we will be reading lots of different kinds of poems and finding out which poems each of us enjoy most.


  • READ POEMS: You will need to read at least 5 different poems and choose 3 verses that you really like.  You might like the way the words roll off your tongue when you read them dramatically (like a famous actor/actress); you might like the pictures that the words paint in your head; or the poem might make you feel something when you read it (either sad, thoughtful or happy.)  It might make you laugh out loud if it’s a silly poem or just plain ridiculous.

  • WRITE DOWN YOUR FAVOURITE PARTS: Write down at least 3 different verses (from 3 different poems) in your My Favourite Poems Book

  • DRAW THE POETRY PICTURE: Draw what you think that verse would look like if you were the illustrator


  1. Click on Comments and read what your classmates have said

  2. Make your comment. 

  3. You must start your comment by acknowledging at least one of your peer’s choice of poem and you must be positive. (for example: I like John’s poem because it is about a surfer and that is my favourite sport OR  I like Jane’s poem about the pig.  It really made me laugh when it spoke like a person.)

  4. Then type up your favourite part of a poem

  5. Tell us who wrote it and what it is called

  6. Click on add comment

  7. Have fun with poetry!