Just a quick one in honour of National Poetry Day.

When starting a new poem I like to take a copy of it and cut it up into individual words. You can then give it to students and ask them if they can identify the themes or even have a go at creating a stanza using the words from the poem.

I often find that playing with the words takes a bit of the fear of poetry away for the students which is always one of the biggest barriers.

Have fun!

 

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National Poetry Day

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