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Are you writing in your journal? How is it going? Are you writing even though you don’t feel like it? Sometimes you just need a way to break into the blank page. Some teachers I know have a collection of sentence starters which children can use to set their writing going. Sometimes it really is … Continue reading I wonder …

How to Grow Your Own Poem

I mentioned Kate Clanchy’s book, How to Grow Your Own Poem, in the last post. It needs proper attention as it is a good collection of poems and thoughtful guidelines for ‘growing poems’. Kate Clanchy is a poet and teacher whose work with students in an Oxford comprehensive school is widely known. One of the many … Continue reading How to Grow Your Own Poem