What Is Tetractys Poetry?
The tetractys is a triangular figure consisting of ten points arranged in four rows: one, two, three, and four points in each row, which is the geometrical representation of the fourth triangular number. It was an important mystical symbol to the secret worship of the Pythagoreans.
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In this post we are going to give you some suggestions as to how you might explore the magic of a classic poem and then use it to write a more modern one.
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In this video for teachers David Horner, our very own children’s poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, talks you through a variety of poetry writing ideas all using the word ‘when’.
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Here is a bunch of fascinating facts about the alphabet for you to share with your class. How many did you or they already know? My favourite is the letter ‘B’ being a nuisance letter!
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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.
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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.
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Alliteration is simply the repetition of words beginning with the same letter/sound.
Its hold on our senses begins as soon as we are made aware of language in childhood, with rhymes such as ‘Sing a Song of Sixpences’ and ‘A ring, a ring o’ roses’. Plus a host of alliterating characters from ‘Little Boy Blue’ to ‘Wee Willie Winkle’.
How can you use the power of alliteration in your clasroom?
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If you are not using poetry in your classroom on a regulat basis then this is the post for you!
Hopefully by the time you get to the end you will be energised to introduce more poetry activities to your children.
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Do you know anyone who sometimes gets a little bad-tempered or stroppy? Here is a great poem, put to the tune of a well known song, that your children are going to love!
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Here is a great way to encourage your children to write. Not only will they have fun using these story cubes but also get the chance to create some of their own.
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Children love playing with alliteration.
Here we are going to give you some ideas as to how you might combine fun with alliteration with the natural world that surrounds us.
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Show this video to your class. They will love it! It is all about a long lost town and was written by our very own David Horner. Use it as a starter to getting them to write stories or poems of their own.
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