World Poetry Day is almost open us and we have some quick and easy ideas to get your pupils creating their own poetry! all of our ideas are free to download and we would love to hear how you've got on with them - you can tweet us @AsCreatives
Writing poetry inspired by Shakespeare’s plays is a great way to cement understanding and celebrate learning, particularly around specific scenes. Once pupils begin to think themselves part of the scenery, their imaginations seem to more easily ‘ fill in’ the space around them, taking in not just the physical space but the atmosphere and mood in the room.
Challenge your pupils to share their understanding of and thoughts about characters from books they're exploring through poetry. Four line poems with a clear rhyming structure, clerihews are easy to construct - and packed with facts and descriptions!