What is a Golden Shovel? with Peter Kahn
Poet and educator Peter Kahn has been teaching his students to write Golden Shovels for years. This “21st century sonnet” was created by Terrance Hayes when he used each word in Gwendolyn Brooks’ iconic poem ‘We Real Cool’ as part of his own poem.
Peter guides you through this exciting new form and encourages your students to create poems inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks, other poets, songwriters, film-makers and more!
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.
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.
Mahendra Solanki helps pupils look at familiar objects in a new way. At a glance: confidence, reluctant writers, using adjectives, group poems, playing with language.
Mario Petrucci encourages writers to edit and redraft their work. At a glance: short poems, redrafting, riddles, the senses, reluctant writers.