By James Carter

This revised and up-to-date version bargains a clean, new angle to educating artistic writing. It comprises types of writing from well known kid's authors Jaqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, David Almond and Roger McGough. Photocopiable assets for lecturers are included.


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Ask the class to copy these on to the top of a sheet of blank paper. Invite the group to think of a few lines of their own in free verse. After five minutes ask a few volunteers to read out one favourite line that they have written. Write these lines on the board and then ask the class to copy these down and to use them as the basis for a free verse poem. The group can add, delete or re-order lines to create their own individual poems. • Moon Gazing – The Moon looks very different . . • House on The Hill – Midnight.

And why not check out Roald Dahl’s wonderful Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts (Puffin) – these too are traditional tales retold in rhyming couplets, with just as much rhythm, rhyme and attitude as rap poetry! (A school topic rap workshop is on p. ) 42 Creating Writers, Routledge © James Carter 2009 WORKSHOP Poetry Abstractions Think of some abstract nouns, some that you have experienced yourself – such as joy, jealousy, excitement, confusion, greed, compassion, tiredness, surprise, love, worry, hate, contentment or hope.

Trust your ears. Always sound a poem out loud as you are writing it. Don’t just say it, but actually sound out the words of the poem. By this I mean listen to the music of the poem – the rhythm, the sounds of the words, the combinations of the words. JOHN FOSTER: Become a word-hoarder. Collect words and play with them – juggle with them, try out unusual combinations – stretch them and twist them until they say whatever you want them to say. TONY MITTON: Look at lots of poetry and try to find how many things a poem can be.

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