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It’s World Poetry Day!

To celebrate World Poetry Day (#WorldPoetryDay), here is a poem by Brenda Williams from Fun with Action Rhymes and Poems.

Fun with Action Rhymes and Poems Brenda Williams Brilliant Publications

Fun with Action Rhymes and Poems

Magic carpet

Sit on the carpet
And close your eyes
For this carpet is magic
And soon we will rise

We’ll float far away
Where no-one has been
To see rivers of honey
And fields of ice-cream

Sugar-topped mountains
Blackcurrant seas
Banana-milk lakes
And chocolate trees

Whipped cream clouds
And lemonade rain
Then we open our eyes
And are back home again.

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Brian Moses’s blog inspires children to write poetry

Sometimes we all need inspiration – a little something to get us started – especially when we’re asked to do something we’re not sure we’re very good at doing. That’s why I was delighted when Brian Moses sent me the link to his blog for young writers and readers. Continue reading

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Free creative teaching resource – thinking in pictures

Instead of thinking in words, think in pictures and then put the picture into words.

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Free gifted teaching resource – embarrassing poetry

Are you prepared to be embarrassed in front of your class for the sake of literature and your able students?

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Free Creative Teaching Resource #20

This activity acknowledges a Mum’s resourcefulness.

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Activity of the Day #4

Our Word of the Day posts have now cycled the alphabet twice so we thought it was time to find other ideas to engage your children. We have decided to suggest an Activity of the Day, drawn from our huge bank of resources.

This activity is a Feelings poem. Continue reading

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12-year-old’s Crocodile Poem Published in Over 50 Books!

This story goes back a long way, back to 1957. When Christine Fletcher was a 12-year-old student at King Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, Yorkshire she was asked to write a poem about an animal. She doesn’t remember why she chose to write about a crocodile, but distinctly remembers being very pleased with her decision to abbreviate “whenever” to “whene’er” to keep the rhythm in her poem, “If you should meet a crocodile”.  She handed in the poem and thought nothing of it. Here is Christine’s crocodile poem, reproduced with her permission:

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