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”
In this post, we are going to look at a poem by Shel Silverstein and give some ideas as to how it might be used.
This gives the children a chance to read some excellent poetry and then study it in detail and use what they discover to write poems of their own.Continue reading “If The World Was Crazy, What Might It Look Like?”
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?”
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.Continue reading “How To Get New Writing Ideas From Old Poems”
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.Continue reading “Here Is A Fun Poetry Writing Idea To Try With Your Class”
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”