National Poetry day is on the 28th September 2017, the theme this year is Freedom.
To get you ready for this, LGfL are hosting a special Poetry themed Reading zone Live with Roger Stevens on the 27th September at 2:30 pm. Roger Stevens is best known for founding and running the award-winning Poetry Zone website. His most recent poetry collections include It’s Not My Fault (with Steven Withrow) and an anthology called Is This a Poem. Reading zone live is an excellent way for you and your class to engage with an author and hear how he creates poems and ideas as well as asking questions either before the day or during the event.
We would love you to join in with this event and there are a number of ways you can do this:
- If you have access to Video conferencing (VC) facilities you can link with the live event by e mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you do not have access to VC, you can e mail questions in advance to email@example.com
- You can watch the event live from 2:25 pm on the 27th September here
- Tweet us before and during the event using the hashtag #RZL to @LGfL.
There are a number of resources that can be used to help you plan and deliver lessons on or before National Poetry day based around the theme of Freedom:
- Read or perform a poem – there are a selection of poems on the National Poetry day website that can get your class inspired.
- Posters to put up in class or around school and on your website to highlight the fact that you are supporting National Poetry day.
- Lesson plans for KS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 from the National Poetry day website to get you started, including a toolkit full of ideas and inspirations.
- Use Perform a Poem from LGfL to get tips on performing poems including resources for teachers.
- Use J2launch via LGfl – why not blog about your favourite poem on Freedom, use J2e5 to write your own poem relating to freedom and use j2vote to vote for your favourite class or school poem.
We would love to see the work you do around Reading Zone Live and National Poetry day via our Twitter and Facebook pages.