2nd July 2004 at 01:00
Everyone sleeps - it's universal, it's beyond our control, it's fascinating - so it's a good subject for writing.


Prime the pump by collecting references from Shakespeare. This is easy if you have the plays on a CD, but almost as easy on the internet. Try http:the-tech.mit. eduShakespeareworks.html

Give each member of your group a different play to search, looking for "sleep" and "dream", and copy-and-paste the results together for discussion.

Focus on the moments just before sleep, or on waking, or on dreams, and ask pupils to try to define and share the sensations.

The haiku is an excellent form for catching and expressing the ideas about sleep you have been discussing. Find guidance and examples at http:www.geocities.comhaiku_centralmain.html and then start writing.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now