Blog Posts tagged: Poetry in the Classroom

Pupils from New Abbey Primary School at the Waterloo Celebration event

Words for Waterloo: A Collaborative Poem by New Abbey Pupils

Poetry and history collide in one Live Literature-supported project, in which poet Hugh Dryden helped New Abbey Primary School pupils compose a poem to celebrate the Waterloo Monument.

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Rapper and performance poet Disraeli

8 Brilliant Slam Poetry Performances on YouTube

Slam poetry can be powerful, entertaining and funny; when's it done well, it reminds us that poetry is meant to be heard, not just read. Here are seven school-friendly performances we love.

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5 Activities to Bring Sciences and Literacy Together

Arts and science don't have to be mutually exclusive.

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5 Strategies for Investigating Poems

Alan Gillespie explains how he inspires his classes to embrace poetry.

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5 Strategies for Teaching Pupils to Write Poetry

Alan Gillespie on how to make poetry fun in the classroom.

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Pupils from Holy Cross High School competing in Word War

Getting Creative With Writing: Start a Word War

Teacher Peter Kelly explores exciting and fresh avenues for writing in the classroom

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Gemma Currens, the writer of Midnight's Child

How a pupil's poem inspired a novel

A pupil's creative writing inspires a novel by Sheila Hancock

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Bring Medieval Scotland to life with your pupils

Teacher Simon Hall looks beyond Burns for some great Scots poetry

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The poetry of hard labour

S1 pupils steal poetry inspiration from Victorian child criminals via the National Archives.

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Word games at Artlink's workshop

Creating stories with hearing impaired learners

Read about how Artlink's workshops break down barriers to creativity

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