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Writing poetry

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With this pen ...
A creative resource in which students think about the effects of different types of writing, then write their own poem.
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Writing haikus
Students explore the haiku form and then make their own.
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Beginnings
Students match the beginnings and ending of poems and then write their own poem using a pre-existing beginning.
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Found poems
A lovely, imaginative resource in which students select their favourite phrases from an extract from Madhur Jaffrey's 'A Taste of India' and create a poem from it.
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Magic and mystery
Activities exploring and adapting some magical and mysterious poems. (Students will need copies of the poems.)
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Making comparisons
Fun introduction to the technique of using comparisons to describe things.
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Botanical characters
Uses the poem 'Sally' by Phoebe Hesketh to explore using plants to create characters.
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Poems about school
Writing poetry inspired by school. Uses ‘In Mrs Tilscher’s Class’ by Carol Ann Duffy and ‘Timetable’ by Kate Clanchy as inspiration. (Please note, copies of these poems are not included with this resource due to copyright restrictions.)
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Making haiku
Help is at hand! Get students on the right track with this helpful resource.
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Writing rhyming couplets
A fun activity to get students writing in rhyming couplets.
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Home is ...
Create a list poem about home - lovely resources that would work well either with a group, or individuals.
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Fine amour - creating a love poem
Students read and answer questions about the literary conventions of love poetry. They then create their own love poems using these conventions.
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Write your own sonnet
A handy resource that leads pupils to analyse the argument structure of the sonnet in preparation for writing their own.
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Poetry slam
Prepare for and host your own Poetry slam! This worksheet guides pupils through writing their own poem and contains instructions on how to judge a slam.
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Creating poems from poems
Using poems by William Carlos Williams and Eleanor Farjeon as templates for new poems. The whizzy file is a Magnet version of the activity based on 'This is just to say'. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
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Shopping list poems
The original resource is followed by a differentiated version.
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