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.
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.
Pauline Stewart enables children to create poems that imagine themselves in another life. At a glance: experience, identity, friends & family, memory, short poems.
Paul Hyland uses postcards as way to fire pupils' imaginations about important places, special people and strong feelings. At a glance: letter poems, short poems, imagery, writing in another voice, poetry of place.
The button jar
Roz Goddard offers writing activities to support pupils in creating characters and developing dialogues. At a glance: creating characters, monologues, dialogues, writing in another voice, drama.
Mario Petrucci encourages writers to edit and redraft their work. At a glance: short poems, redrafting, riddles, the senses, reluctant writers.