Eccentricity and Sound - Edith Sitwell
Jane Anderson uses two poems by Edith Sitwell to offer ways into looking at her fascinating, innovative style, and gives suggestions for creative responses. At a glance: reading, writing, literacy, confidence, sound.
Great title randomiser
Poet Philip Gross teaches students to explore creating poetry titles as a group. At a glance: group poems, juxtaposition, using nouns, using adjectives, sound.
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.
Peter Samson helps pupils practice observational writing by letting details speak for themselves. At a glance: art, imagery, poetry of place, quick exercise, using adjectives.
Cat in the window
Poet Brian Morse uses his poem to help students write about place using a cat as the explorer. At a glance: poetry of place, using verbs, using adjectives, personification, list poems.