Creative Change

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This is another fulsome set of resources on the theme of Change [NPD’s in 2018].

Help yourself and hopefully enjoy:

1 – I Will Change

2 – I Will Change – Student Sheet

3 – The Change in my Pocket

4 – Change

5 – Change – Student Sheet

6 – Search Engine Change Titles

7 – Change Quotes 1

8 – Change Quotes 2 + Mix + Poem

9 – Bowie’s Changes

10 – Bowie’s Changes – Student Sheet

11 – Blue Poet

12 – Blue Mood Poet – Ideas & Options

13 – Teachers Notes

Free Freedom Writing Resources

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This is a fulsome resource based on the theme of Freedom [the NPD theme in 2017].

There are student/writer notes, models, suggestions, prompts, whole poem sheets, teacher/guidance notes and a short PowerPoint. Dip in and out. Here are the resources:

1 Freedom To

2 Freedom To

3 Freedom To

4 Freedom To

5 Freedom is Randomised

6 Freedom is Randomised SS

7 Freedom is Where

8 Liberty Poem

9 Liberty Poem Edited

10 People of the World

11 A Song poem

12 Freedom to write PP

13 Freedom – TN

Messaging Creatively


As ever, the ‘copycat’ writing ideas I so often provide are based around producing List Poems and I do recommend this approach when working with students/young people [or any age really!].

These don’t need a national focus on a theme and I have re-written what follows slightly if any would like to use them now. Help yourselves:






National Poetry Day, 1st October, 2020: Vision

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This year’s UK National Poetry Day is on the 1st October. Its theme is Vision.

It might seem so, but it’s never too early to start thinking about and planning for this. I had posted the following resources on my other blog when considering teachers might then have liked this ‘heads-up’ at a time when they would otherwise be focused on existing teaching, not least for examination groups.

That has all changed. Without detailing the obvious, using these resources now with a range of students could give everyone plenty of time to have writing ready for National Poetry Day – all being well, and we need to be hopeful.

Here are the resources:

1 A Vision in a Dream

2 A Vision in a Dream – TN

3 Kubla Khan poem

4 Kubla Khan images

5 Two Kubla Khan Videos