Here is a great idea for you to try out with your class. Take a simple Nursery Rhyme and make it ridiculously long-winded and complicated!Continue reading “Get Your Class To Write Nursery Rhymes For Grown-Ups”
Armed with a dictionary, a thesaurus and, of course, an atlas you are going to take your children on an exciting journey round the world in exactly 26 letters!Continue reading “How To GoRound The World In 26 Letters”
Here is a fun activity and a great way to get your class to tell you something about themselves.Continue reading “How To Write An Acrostic Autobiography”
Have you ever sat down and made a list of different, whacky things you could do with a poem?
That is what we are going to encourage you to do with your children. Here’s how.Continue reading “Thirteen Amazing Things To Do With A Poem”
Just imagine you were the estate agent for magical houses. What would you sell? Who would buy your houses? Would some of the properties be a little creepy?Continue reading “You Are The Estate Agent For Magical Houses”
Are You Looking For Inspiration?
As a busy teacher are you sometimes looking for quick and easy writing ideas that the children will love and will give you some amazing results? Then we have the answer for you.Continue reading “Introducing Simple Similes to Younger Children”
Rhyming teaches children how language works. It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words. In this post we will show you 10 ways you can explore rhyming with your children.Continue reading “10 Great Ideas for Using Rhyming With Younger Children”
One of the poems in David’s latest poetry book for children – ‘All Good Things – A Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry For Children‘, is called ‘Five Funny Old Fellows’. Each verse begins with lines from the limericks of Edward Lear.
In this post we are going to suggest some activities your children might have a go at after reading David’s poem.Continue reading “Five Funny Old Fellows – Having Fun With Limericks”
We all know about Peter Piper and the pickled peppers he picked but have you ever wondered what happened to those pickled peppers? Read on to find out and then get your class to create some alliterating tongue twister stories of their own.Continue reading “What Happened to Peter Piper’s Pickled Peppers?”
Let’s have some fun writing Haiku poems.
Here are six lesson ideas for you to try out with your children.Continue reading “Playing With Haiku”
We all know the story of Humpty Dumpty and his fall off that wall. It is a very short, somewhat boring and nonsensical story. What might have happened if he hadn’t toppled off that wall? Read on to find out…Continue reading “What If Humpty Dumpty Didn’t Fall Off That Wall?”