We found this video of the moon rising in Wellington on 'The Kid Should See This' website in 2015. Students could watch the clip of the moon rising in real time, then complete a Quick Write activity to practise writing a metaphor or simile, followed up by a poetry writing session. Refer to Chapter 5 of The Writing Book for more information about Quick Write activities.

We have included an example of a poem that a Year 8 student wrote after watching the video. Thanks to Kim Kelly from Kenakena School for sharing her student's work on our Facebook page.

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Focus: providing opportunities for students to practise speaking and listening skills in the context of an everyday conversation

Includes: two templates (for planning and writing) and a completed example

Focus: labelling and writing an explanation

Using a video to motivate students for writing

Focus: to develop word consciousness, write a factual description, develop note-taking skills or write a report

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