It's time for a roarsome poetry writing adventure!
Get writing today with Poetry Safari...
Poetry Safari lets you take your pupils anywhere... from the savannah, the Arctic or Jurassic times to the school field or a zoo. Have a writing adventure where acrostics, riddle or sense poems help your pupils use imagery and build vocabulary too!
It’s easy to link in with your current topic or favourite book, or let your pupils be inspired by a pet, animal or creature they love... or are even scared of!
We've also launched the new, free teacher accounts, you can sign in or create yours at www.youngwriters.co.uk/teachers and then access the Online Writing Portal where pupils can type their poems directly into during a lesson (or home learning!).
Have you tried animal mash-ups to inspire your pupils to write an original animal-inspired poem?
An animal mash-up is where you take two (or more) animals and pick physical and character traits from each to create a new creature! From a cat’s fur and shark’s fin to duck feet and a snake’s lightning strike, this is a really fun way to get pupils’ imaginations fired up.
Once they have planned their animal mash-up, they are ready to name it and write a poem about it! Animal mash-ups lend themselves to both acrostics and riddles!
Ask pupils to imagine any animal or creature is their imaginary friend. What does their friend look like? What do they do? You can let pupils choose what they do with their animal companion, or you could suggest a setting such as a theme park, at school, or in the supermarket.
This is a great way to encourage younger pupils to write a narrative poem and use description in their writing too!
Share images of 'winter' wildlife with your pupils. From reindeer, Arctic foxes and hares, to penguins, polar bears and snow leopards, inspire your pupils' poetry with these wonderful creatures and their amazing snow-filled habitats!
This is a fab way to showcase both acrostics and sense poems!
It's a bug's life! Ask pupils to write a poem about an insect that interests them. They'll need to do some research to learn about their chosen minibeast, before writing their poem. You could also suggest that your pupils write a riddle or an acrostic - come and download our free online lesson plans and presentations for both these poetic forms!
Ask pupils to write a poem to an animal they love for Valentine's Day!
From the traditional 'roses are red' rhyme to a rap, narrative or sense poem explaining why they love this certain animal or pet so much, there is plenty of scope for original poetry writing!
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