My Family and Other Pests...
Using a poem by Jackie Kay, David Harmer encourages students to use stories about their friends and family as inspiration for their poems. At a glance: people and families, contrasts, personal writing, haiku.
Roger Stevens uses his own poem and one by Jan Dean to explain how to avoid 'Clunky Last Line Syndrome' when writing rhyming verses. At a glance: alliteration, assonance, consonance, rhyme.
Short Poems are Scary!
Using a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, David Harmer encourages students to create Nonsense Monsters with inanimate objects and shape them into poems. At a glance: imagination, haiku and tankas, cinquains, kennings.
Anyone Seen My Dragon?
Roger Stevens uses a James Carter poem to look at creating animal poetry with pupils. At a glance: rhyme, writing a chorus, reading together, animal poems. Part of our Poetry Train resource pack.