Roger Stevens uses his own poem and one by Jan Dean to explain how to avoid 'Clunky Last Line Syndrome' when writing rhyming verses. At a glance: alliteration, assonance, consonance, rhyme.
Short Poems are Scary!
Using a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, David Harmer encourages students to create Nonsense Monsters with inanimate objects and shape them into poems. At a glance: imagination, haiku and tankas, cinquains, kennings.
Anyone Seen My Dragon?
Roger Stevens uses a James Carter poem to look at creating animal poetry with pupils. At a glance: rhyme, writing a chorus, reading together, animal poems. Part of our Poetry Train resource pack.
My Family and Other Pests...
Using a poem by Jackie Kay, David Harmer encourages students to use stories about their friends and family as inspiration for their poems. At a glance: people and families, contrasts, personal writing, haiku.