Watch this video of a gnome reading a poem, written by our very own David Horner, all about a long lost town.Continue reading “Nobody Lives Here No More”
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”
How well did your last school trip go?
Imagine taking all those nerve wracking calamities and turning them into a recipe!
Here is how you can do it.Continue reading “Here Is A Recipe For A School Trip”
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?Continue reading “How To Have Fun With Alliteration and Tongue Twisters”
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.Continue reading “Five Reasons Why You Should Be Using Poetry In Your Classroom”
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.Continue reading “Can You Create Some Awesome New Superstitions?”
Counting syllables to write poetry is an ancient art and one that can be fun to emulate.
The tight format is something that many writers, young and old, find helpful.Continue reading “Writing Poetry By Counting Syllables”