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Shel Silverstein. Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry for Kids. April Primary Poetry Library. How to Read a Poem. Shel Silverstein. Listening Booth. There are more than 600 audio clips on, and our list is always growing.

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Please search by poem title or the author's name, or you can browse our most popular clips below. Many of these clips are available for purchase on CD. Look through our Poetry Store for a full list of titles. Chants and Street Rhymes. How to combine maths and poetry in your class. Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence places responsibility for promoting the development of numeracy skills on all classroom teachers, rather than leaving such nefarious wizardry solely to the maths department.

How to combine maths and poetry in your class

This is an admirable aim but at first glance causes mild panic for us artsy fartsy teachers of English. I've heard some say that numeracy skills can be boosted in the English classroom simply by directing pupils towards a particular page number in a novel, but I can't say I agree. Certainly, there seem to be fewer opportunities to build numeracy skills in English than in, say, science or computing classes. Nevertheless we can surely go beyond the basic task of finding a page number. One answer lies in the French literary movement known as Oulipo (its full title is ouvroir de littérature potentielle, which translates roughly as 'workshop of potential literature'). There are a few exercises which can be used successfully in schools, however.

Download Alan's Oulipo resource here. How vandalism can turn pupils onto poetry. Despite the level of promotion flung at initiatives such as World Poetry Day, poetry remains deeply uncool in the eyes of most school pupils.

How vandalism can turn pupils onto poetry

This attitude is rooted in annual regurgitations of lessons on Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling and, bigads, Shakespeare. This is not to say that these poets are no longer worth sharing with pupils, or that their messages and relevancy have expired; the problem is that they simply don't generate much excitement. Presumptions about archaic language and old-fashioned ideals are made before the verses have even been read, and teachers are left with an uphill battle from the start.

These challenges relate, of course, to the reading and analysing of poetry. Far greater blinkers appear when a teacher is bold enough to ask the pupils to write the damn stuff for themselves. The accepted wisdom amongst English teachers is that getting pupils to write poetry is not worth the hassle. There is something a little subversive about all of this. Poetry Month Lesson Plans, Themes, Printouts, Templates. Poetry Lesson Plans, Poetry Themes, Poetry Printouts, Poetry Forms, Poetry for Kids Poetry Printouts Acrostic Poems Acrostic Poetry Forms and Templates Over 20 acrostic poetry templates.

Poetry Month Lesson Plans, Themes, Printouts, Templates

Cinquain Poems Cinquain Poem Forms and Templates Cinquain forms and templates. The Poetry Zone Several worksheets for a poetry lesson. Poetry Lesson Plans, Forms, and Activities Teacher's Guide National Poetry Month Several good lessons How to Write Acrostic Poems Instructions on how to write acrostic poems and premade acrostic poems forms for various topics.

How to Write a Bio Poem How to Write a 5W Poem. Fill in the blank with Shel Silverstein. Poetrymonth. Poetry Writing Lessons for Kids. Here are some of the poetry writing lessons for children that I have written.

Poetry Writing Lessons for Kids

These should help you learn to write your own poems. How to Write Funny Poetry Rhythm in Poetry Poetic Forms A poetic “form” is a set of rules for writing a certain type of poem. Other Poetic Styles. BHM_Elementary. The Moviemaker, by Floyd Skloot. Couplet Poems and Couplet Poetry. Couplet poems, or couplet poetry, are poems comprised of two rhyming lines of verse.

Couplet Poems and Couplet Poetry

They can be as short as one couplet (two lines), or as long as it takes to tell the poem. While it might sound easier to write just two-line poems, this is not always the case. The shorter the poem, the more impact there must be on every word used. Two-Line Couplet Poetry Here are a few examples these poems. Silly SallyWhen Silly Sally irons her clothes, they come out looking awful.She did not read the label and her iron was meant to waffle. by Denise RodgersCopyright© Denise Rodgers All Rights ReservedArt by Julie Martin You could break up the two lines into four (as it was done in the book), but in essence, this poem and the next both are two-line couplet poems.

Sudden Baldness"Oh my! " by Denise RodgersCopyright© Denise Rodgers All Rights Reserved Multiple-Line Couplet PoemsMy personal classic, Slicing Salami, in on page eight of A Little Bit of Nonsense. Or you may go directly to.