I like it when a plans produces good results. Earlier this term I blogged a poetry teaching outline for year 7.
The materials are here:
stressed out poem
And here are some of year 7’s poems, produced at the end of term… I love these especially, though none of the class let me down. I wonder how my colleagues reading this assess creative responses such as this? It seems such a shame to possibly curtail the creative energy seen here by chasing a level. I tend to praise and discuss and relay on other work to give me levels… poetry is personal and at its best it utterly defies levelling: ” I feel that young Mr Cummings needs to revisit his basic grammar…”