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 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.
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.
Poetry as eulogy
Ashley Smith uses a poem by Phoebe Boswall to inspire writing a poetic eulogy. At a glance: memory, the sense, friends and family, alliteration, literary heritage poets.
Pauline Stewart enables children to create poems that imagine themselves in another life. At a glance: experience, identity, friends & family, memory, short poems.