Tag: poetry


7en live poetry

Our final lesson of the unit, time to give the students a little freedom.

21 Mar ’13 0

Live poetry production

After recapping our OARSIM acronym, the class are exploring and writing poetry with Concrete Poetry lets you choose or draw a picture on the screen, then drag and drop the words to fill in it that the tool gives you. MagneticPoetry is a kit that gives you a white canvas to drag and drop the…
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21 Mar ’13 0


Y7 poetry – abbreviated lesson objective OAR. Onomatopoeia, alliteration and rhyme. A short poem caught my eye – Three Witches Three witches wished one wish but which witch wished which? Morgan Suzie When Suzie sits in the shoe shine shop She sits, she shines. She shines, she sits. Sitting in the show shine shop. Sophie

2 Mar ’13 0


If would have been an outstanding lesson had you modelled to the students what it was you wanted to see. I guess modelling what I wanted the students to produce was / would be a useful strategy. Moving to the English classroom, from the sports field, I simply didn’t expect to be modelling the skills I…
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13 Jan ’13 2

IF by Kristian Kipling – though not a patch on the original

IF If you can keep on reading when all about you Are losing lives and blaming it on their VDU; If you can thrust yourself onward when foes attack you, Make defences for their onlaughts too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Press the z key, sit and wait, ignore the…
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22 Jun ’12 0


In an effort to learn more of the historical context to ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade,’ an event of no military significance that has become iconic in the British historical imagination, I am listening to Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the battle and eventually the poem as part of the ‘In Our Time Archive:…
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11 Jun ’12 0