Skimbleshanks

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Read the first part of the poem ‘Skimbleshanks’. Underline the vocabulary.

Listen to two performances of the poem.

Compare it this version

Remind yourself about commas, brackets and dashes for parentheses.

Parentheses

Dashes

Meet the Comma

Commas and introductory elements

Now complete today’s writing tasks.

Now the fun stuff.

Try learning some of the first part of the poem off by heart.

Here are more cat poems by him – on a playlist

Here is the long version…

Skimbleshanks - The railway cat.
Skimbleshanks – The railway cat.

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