Poetry & Political Language
Taking inspiration from George Orwell's Animal Farm, this resource uses critical thinking and political language to create new poems called 'couplings' (after poets Karen McCarthy Woolf and Malika Booker). Created in partnership with The Orwell Foundation, as part of the 2020 Young Poets Network writing challenge.
How do poets use language
Joseph Coelho uses his poem to help students understand how detailed use of language can open up new meanings and impact the poem. At a glance: literary heritage poets, comparing texts, comprehension, figurative texts, friends and family.
W.B. Yeats - The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Jane Anderson explores one of W.B. Yeats best-loved poems, focussing on his use of sound and rhythm. At a glance: descriptive language, imagery, sound, performance.
A journey through the senses
Pupils are encouraged to use their senses and develop an original approach to their writing. At a glance: the senses, redrafting, language play, feelings and emotion, patterns.
Activities using Barry Turrell's poem 'Lauren' to support pupils in writing their own poems about their favourite things. At a glance: feelings and emotion, friends and family, playing with language, memory, patterns
How to make a poem
Coral Rumble guides students step by step how to write a poem for more reluctant writers. At a glance: confidence, playing with language, literacy, structure, reluctant writers.
Travelling with Edward Lear
This resource uses the poetry of Edward Lear to explore themes such as word comprehension, nonsense poems, rhythm and rhyme in poetry, as well as geography, travel and displacement. At a glance: Rhythm, rhyme, imagery, language play, comprehension, geography.