Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Down the Back of the Chair by Mahutonga Matariki, credit to Margaret Mahy

 Down the Back of the Chair!

Today we read “Down the Back of the Chair” by Margaret Mahy. We all really enjoyed it! We discussed what poetic devices she had used and, using our creativity, wrote verses in small groups to add to her book. It’s such a shame we didn’t have time to draw pictures to represent our poetry!

Our success criteria were to:
  • Write a verse of at least 4 lines;
  • One line must have alliteration
  • Another must have rhyme
  • The other can include either more of these or another poetic device like assonance, personification or repetition                                                                       
  • The last line must end with “down the back of the chair.”

Here's what we imagined finding DOWN THE BACK OF THE CHAIR...

A digger a dog an army squad.
A pie a guy and a mexican fly.
A figger a trigger a critter's ipod.
A tie some die the toy that crys.
Down the back of the cair.
[By Joel.S, Flynn.M, Alex.G and Rylan.B]                 

Down the back of the chair,
We found rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
A pint of beer,
A smelly sock,
A weird rock.
A mouldy fish down from the dock.
Down the back of the chair.

Down the back of the chair,
We found something covered in hair,
Could it be a lollypop?
Maybe it was,
Uncle louie’s old teddy bear?
 But no it was a five million dollar bill.
A nintendo gameboy,
My bird called Roy,
Down the back of the chair.
We found lots of cash
Freezer too such a fortune enough for year supply of steak and cheese pie

We just pull things out there’s nothing to miss
Oh that reminds me last night i found a fish
A lollypop Some liqour A pice of likrish
Down the back of the chair
A cook A crook A book
Down the back of the chair
A rocket A builder a pocket full of glee
Down the back of the chair
Have you been down this marvelous chair it
Will make you rich
[by Thomas Ben blake and Lucas]

Down the back of the chair.

I found a bottle of beer,

down the back of the chair

there was no one there.

apart from Rudolph, the rednose reindeer

Down the back of the chair.

I found a book and gave it a look

Then Captain Hook, flew out of the book

Down the back of the chair

There was a snake who felt an earthquake

Down the back  of the chair.

[Ben B, Theo, Oscar and Max]

A flame, a crane and a paper plane
A book of alliterations and a box of medications,
Down the back of the chair.
A mat, a Mona Lisa and a minecraft creeper,
A bottle, a bee and a balancing tree
Down the back of the chair!
[By Stephanie, Sylvie and Sophia]

My pea’s, my pins, my edible grins down the back of the chair.
My hoop ,my loop,my poop down the back of the chair.
My peas, my wees, my mouldy cheese down the back of the chair.
A bird, a nerd, a turd down the back of the chair.
My cat in a flat, on a mat, being slack down the back of the chair.
[By Greer T ,Greer W , Milla]

Donald Trump’s walls of stone.
Your mum playing the xylophone.
An alien clone, a traffic cone.
Down the back of the chair.

A bat that’s fat.
A cat with a rat.
Old grannies mat.
Down the back of the chair.

A dinosaur, the president’s law.
A boar, A door, A lion’s snore.
Ugly witches magic core.
Down the back of the chair.
A dandelion, a baby crying
An airplane that’s barely flying
A meteor whose relieved and sighing
Down the back of the chair
A sea sick chicken
A dog thatś licken
A bat  that's clik en
Down the back of the chair

A log a hog that lived in a bog a guy named bob
All of this and more!
Down the back of the chair
                                                           
                                              A dragon's claw,
                                           A aniln door,
A boar with an apple cour
Down the back of the chair
                                          
                            A spark some bark from a cinnamon tree
                                                      A Santa ford
The singer Lorde
A cheetah called bored
 Down the back of the chair.

A cord,
A shall that belongs to nan
Down the back of the chair                             
                                                  
McDonald’s chips
Some pink tulips
Acrobat’s flips
Down the back of the chair

A pig a wig  down the back of the big old chair!                           
  A antelope,
A stot...
[By Charlie, Elliot and Bella]
                                                           
Some crumbs,buns and a Drum.
A peer of socks a little box .
A strawberry straw.
A cup a cop.
And a red ruler eating red rocks down the back of the chair.
[By Daisy,Orla and Maddie!]

A dragon having a snooze in a race that we lose
A car having a grump because there was a bump on its rump
A rocket in space landed in my face
Down the back of the chair
[By Caitlyn, Alba and Charlotte]

I found a pair of underwear under the chair
What else could I find?
I found a clown, a town and a big frown
I found a bear bringing beer and he jumped back
Down the back of the chair

[By Parker, Cody and Haare]












2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these poems. How fab! We loved the poems so much in Tautoru that we have decided to write our own.

    Here is our shared poem that we wrote this morning:

    A fox, some blocks and polka dots
    A plane, a train an airport lane
    A mat, a bat and hairy cat
    Down the back of the chair

    A chair, a bear, pink underwear
    A king, a ring, a chicken wing
    A queen, a bean, a magazine
    Down the back of the chair

    A can, a man, a Chinese fan
    A dog, a log and a spotty frog
    A cat, a mat, a stinky rat
    Down the back of the chair

    An orange peel, an electric eel
    Some diamond rings, emerald things
    A kung fu Kangaroo,
    A sparkly old high heel shoe
    Down the back of the chair

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  2. We wrote some of our own: http://tautoruandautahi.blogspot.co.nz/2016/09/down-back-of-chair.html

    Thank you for the inspiration.

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