Teaching the Reading of Poetry
Mandy Coe provides tips and ideas for how to enthuse your class about reading poetry. At a glance: reading, writing, literacy, confidence, sound.
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.
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.
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.