Winning Words is an interactive online poetry game for primaries and secondaries offering an innovative approach to teaching poetry. Launched to promote poetry throughout the UK in the run-up to London 2012, the game uses words from poetry inspired by Olympic sports and ideals.
How can it be used?
First, choose a style of poetry with your pupils: younger classes might like to try haikus or performance poetry, while older students can have a go at sonnets or rap. Whatever the genre, pupils can find out more about its context and history, then try creating their own. The random word generator helps to get them started and there are images for inspiration, too.
Once pupils have created their odes to the javelin or sonnets for synchronised swimming, the game allows them to bring them to life through performance, creating artwork or sharing with their classmates. Find out more at www.winningwordspoetry.com.
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