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Cat in the Window: a poetry lesson by Brian Morse

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Last updated 28 September 2014, created 19 March 2012, viewed 19,659

At a glance: poetry of place, using verbs, using adjectives, personification, list poems // The Poetry Society brings you Poetryclass, a range of high quality resources for teachers working with poetry in the classroom. Recently redesigned and many including full poems and photocopiable handouts, th More…ese resources offer ways into poetry for all key stages and across the curriculum. More resources are available through our website at

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Super! I am using with my Y1 class. Our theme is Weather and they will be imagining a rainy day outside. Really excited!

from Franny Von, 28 September 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

A great way to fire the imagination. Thanks

from ENGLISHANNE, 20 May 2014
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Thankyou for this resource: I agree with katey 1305.With my sixteen to eighteen year old students i will change the perspective and ask them to write about what they see from their window:Perhaps they will see the problems of their hometown and this will lead to an open-discussion lesson, another idea may be that of changing the season and leaving the cat, or changing both season and animal(the figures of speech would be different as well as the choice of the adjectives or verbs).a geography lesson might be introduced with clues in the poem and the students would have to guess what city or country they are going to study,an art lesson could start by asking the students to write in a poem what the cat or a person sees(teacher chooses a landscape or an urban setting by a famous painter).there are many ways in which I would use this resource. Thanks again.mariafelicia

from mariafelicia, 01 April 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

This is a useful resource and has been selected to feature on the @TESPrimary twitter feed over the next week. Thank you so much for sharing, you are helping to inspire teachers and students all over the world!

from TESprimary, 28 September 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

This looks a great resource which I can use from the point of view of a woodland animal in our "woods" topic this term, and then again with my new Yr2 class for our "Stop, Look and Listen" topic next term- perfect. It's great to have the poem, an adaptation of that poem by children and lots of little tips of how to get the best from the children in their writing. Thank you.

from Happy Talker, 11 June 2012
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