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National Poetry Day

October 3rd| Michael Mountford

National Poetry Day

What is National Poetry Day?

National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. National Poetry Day enjoys the support of the BBC, Arts Council England and leading literary and cultural organisations, alongside booksellers, publishers, libraries and schools.

This year’s theme is Vision #SeeItLikeAPoet #NationalPoetryDay

How to get involved

Read a poem

Introducing the world of poetry to young children can be a confusing prospect; how long should the poem be, what theme/s should it hold, which writer is the best to read to children.

Thankfully the National Poetry Day website have a selection of poems for this year’s theme of “Vision” and will be constantly updating the page all throughout 2020.

Write a poem- #MyNPDPoem challenge

Wanting to get a group- or the whole school- involved in poetry?

The National Poetry Day website has a selection of resources to help you get started with lesson plans. As well as those great resources, take a look here to go through our own resources all about poetry.

Workshop with Kate Clanchy

Kate Clanchy, with 20 years of experience helping children find their voice, has decided to create her own workshop for teachers. Helping them seek new ways to increase their student’s confidence, communication skills and enjoyment of language.

She has created a 50 page resource– From Poem to Poem A Creative Writing Guide. It is a PDF format and includes resources helping you to use contemporary poems as a springboard to creative writings, in groups, the classroom or among friends. It contains 12 chapters, each discussing a poem from a recent collection.

Host a poetry reading event

Creating an after school or lunchtime club would be a great way to get children involved in the creation and reading of poetry and may encourage the children to continue poetry in their free time at home. Hosting a Slam Poetry event adds a new twist as Slam Poetry is more commonly known as a performance poetry which the children may enjoy more as they can explore ways of acting and adding new life into their reading.

We hope that this blog has provided you with some inspiration and has informed you on how you can help take part and how you can make poetry more appealing towards the children in your class.

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