Halloween Poetry!

Hello Children love a bit of scary poetry on Halloween! Get your children into partners and give each of them a copy of my poem Visitors on Halloween– now challenge them to learn the poem off by
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Poem Ideas for Anti- Bullying Week

Hello This year anti bullying week is happening during the week beginning the 12th November and the theme is ‘Choose Respect’. Poetry is a great way to tackle this delicate subject and this week I have chosen
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Football Poems for The World Cup 2018

The FIFA World Cup of Football is almost upon us and this has given us the perfect opportunity to have a go at writing some fun and adventurous football related poetry with the children in our primary
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Turn an advert into a poem!

Poetry should be fun, poetry should make you laugh, poetry should bring joy to your heart and what could bring more happiniess than putting your teacher up for sale in a poem? Teacher For Sale! 33 years
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Facebook Free Ebook

Click on the link below to get your free poetry E book! Go_To_The_Head Facebook Download

Simple and fun writing ideas for your class this Christmas!

These Christmas card poems (featured in the poetry book Christmas Poems Chosen by Paul Cookson– Macmillan)  are a great way to inspire your children to write and perform at this busy time of year and the verses
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Making rhythm and rhyme a little bit easier…

  Hello! Asking the children in your class to write a poem using rhythm and rhyme with little preparation and inspiration can often yield nonsensical and unsatisfying results. However the following poem by Charles Thomson demonstrates a
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Inspire the reluctant writers in your class!

Finding ideas to inspire the reluctant writers in our classes can be very difficult- poetry writing for some children can seem especially onerous! I have used the following poetry writing idea How To Make a Poem (Blue
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Teach powerful verbs using poetry!

  Sometimes poetry can be used to get to the point of a literacy lesson a lot quicker than when using regular prose. I wrote the attached poem ‘Mrs Jardine’ (below) while keeping the idea of teaching
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Having fun with word play!

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! Mesostic Poems- What are they? Everybody has heard of acrostic poems where a word runs down vertically at the beginning
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Go to the Head!

Get ​a copy of my new poetry book Go To The Head for free!

Dive into this collection of poems about life at school, at home, in the big wide world… even in the depths of the sea – and you’re sure to come up smiling.