Happy National Poetry Day!
This year, whilst researching ideas to celebrate National Poetry Day with my class, I came across Tony Walsh’s poem Take This Pen. I love how the energy and passion of the poem builds to a beautiful, lyrical crescendo. It’s an incredibly moving poem, beautifully illustrated by Chris Riddell, which reminds us that everyone has something…
Book Clubs for Teachers: Widening reading repertoires
I had known for some time that my knowledge of children’s books was a weak area and when I came cross the Open University’s self-review document for teachers whilst scrolling through twitter one day, I thought, ‘why not?’ I clicked on the link and started dutifully answering the questions. It was worse than I thought. I was lured…
Overheard in a Tower Block
Poems by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner Published by Otter-Barry Books, £6.99 Recommended Key Stage: 2 Year Group: 5/6 When I first read Overheard in a Tower Block by Joseph Coelho, I absolutely fell in love with it. I have since read it over and over again and feel it is full of poems that…