Book - To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme? Teaching children to write poetry by Sandy Brownjohn (Hodder Murray pound;19.99). Omnibus edition including Does It Have To Rhyme? and two follow-up titles. Indispensable advice about helping children to enjoy writing poetry.
Resource - 2Simulate from 2Simple Software, pound;39 (single user) to Pounds 300 (site licence). www.2Simple.com Role-playing and problem-solving simulations, the best being the two trainee journalist tasks. Ideally suited for whiteboard delivery, to stimulate speaking and listening and provide a meaningful vehicle for guided writing.
Website - www.poetry archive.org childrensarchive
The children's section of the online Poetry Archive is an example of the internet at its best, providing an excellent, free audio database of poets reading their own work, searchable by theme, poet or poetic form.