Happy National Poetry Day everyone! First day of the Write Path international collaborative poetry project and today we will be continuing poems and finishing limericks started by published poets on the theme of Games which is the National Poetry Day theme this year. Please do have a look at the progress later today: http://writepath.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?q=06%2F10%2F2011
My own favourite poem is The Tiger by William Blake :http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~keith/poems/tyger.html
but in keeping with the theme of Games I'd like to share this one by Allen Ahlberg all about the 'games' students play with The Supply Teacher:http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-supply-teacher/
I hope you enjoy a day filled with rhythm and rhyme. With the sad news today of the death of Steve Jobs I'd also like to dedicate The Tiger to him, he was indeed a tiger of a man and I hope his wifi signal in heaven is strong and unlimited.
Today I have been working with year 9 students in Bracknell who were composing poetry and illustrating it using Piclits.com. The quality of images on Piclits is excellent and I was very impressed by the imagination shown by the young people in the class, who found Piclits easy and fun to use. Such a good, simple resource that can be used in so many ways!