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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Imagine what some of the well-known, if somewhat silly, superstitions might look like if they were rewritten to make sense!
Your children are going to enjoy listening to David’s ‘Sensible Superstitions’ and then working through the suggestions below to create their some of their own.
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We have some spooktacular writing resources available in the Goodeyedeers Shop. Each one packed with ideas to help you have a great lesson with your children.
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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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Are you looking for a great writing idea to try out with your class?
This idea has lots of potential and your children will love it. We will start by explaining just what a lantern poem is and then look at some ideas you might want to try out with your class.
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As well as being known for enriching English Literature with his fantastic plays and sonnets, William Shakespeare also contributed something else to the world – he coined and used some absolutely excellent insults throughout his work.
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Imagine the day when taking the register in your classroom could be more fun. Read on and you will see how you and your class can create a brand new, personal and fun class register.
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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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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!
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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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Despite being one of the best known names around the world, we know very little about the man himself.
Here is just some of what we don’t know:
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