Students write their own original poems expressing their thoughts on attitudes towards young people in today’s society. You could go one step further and have students perform their work in a poetry slam.
The following resources are available to download to support the challenge:
• A toolkit for running a poetry slam in your school
• A scheme of work to integrate the task into lesson time. There are 12 lesson plans that could be used in English, tutor time, Citizenship or PSHE lessons plus supporting resources:
o Write On stimulus poems
o Information about the four Write On poets
o “The Power of Music” PowerPoint presentation
o Poetic techniques card sort
o Poetic techniques definitions
o Poetry grid
o Storyboard template
These resources were created in partnership with the Author’s Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) for a competition we ran in 2012.