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Michael Rosen: Poetry for Primary

Language: English
Genre: Classics, Humour, Poetry
Age group: 6-8, 9-11
Topics: Poetry

Michael Rosen shares his love of poetry and rhymes in this fun-filled and very funny event.

Check out our learning resources for exploring Michael Rosen's poetry and introducing poetry in the classroom to make the most of Michael's video and create a poetry-friendly classroom.

If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could do with your class before or after watching the broadcast.

Still image: poetry moment LIT 2-04a, LIT 2-06a, LIT 2-09a, LIT 2-16a, ENG 2-19a, LIT 2-26a, LIT 2-28a, EXA 2-14a

Ask pupils to choose a favourite moment from one of Michael's poems and work in pairs or small groups to create a still image. Get them to show their images to the class and see if they can quote the exact line/s from the poem that the still images are trying to show. Pupils could add sticky notes to say what the character is saying, thinking, feeling, and share these with the class too, or take a digital photo and annotate it or add speech and thought bubbles.

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning (this will open in a new window)website.

A complete transcript of this event is available to download.

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