More about Poetry

Screen Shot 2014-01-04 at 7.08.22 PMDuring the holidays think about taking a wander through a bookshop and see if you can find these two books by Julia Donaldson, The Rhyming Rabbit and The Highway Rat. Julia Donaldson’s love of poetry quickly becomes evident. The Rhyming Rabbit talks in poems but this is not appreciated by his family. This a fun story to teach rhyme to young children.






Screen Shot 2014-01-04 at 7.11.09 PMThe Highway Rat is based on a poem called The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. The poem is a classic.

Remember the line,

“The road was a ribbon of moonlight”

This well known poem has been reshaped in thisĀ  picture book. Share the original poem and the picture book.

The Rationale of the new English Syllabus reminds us that students should be enjoying language. As teachers this is one of our goals. Here are two books which both students and teachers will love.