Short Telegram Poems: Creative Writing Lesson

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Teaching resource from the Poetry Society. Lesson includes photocopiable handouts, allows students the chance to write a poem as a telegram. Lesson plan covers techniques like redrafting poetry and creating short poems and is ideal for use with reluctant writers as well as use for teaching themes such as war poems and travel // It was created by experienced poet in education Mario Petrucci // At a glance: short poems, redrafting, riddles, the senses, reluctant writers // More resources are online at

  • Poetryclass resource- Telegrams by Mario Petrucci.pdf
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Poetryclass resource- Telegrams by Mario Petrucci

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CreatedNov 7, 2012
UpdatedApr 21, 2016

2 Reviews

  • 5

    A simple lesson but I will definitely use it with my P7 as part of our WWII topic. Thank you!

  • 5
    user avatarTESEnglish4 years agoReport

    A simple but very effective idea that I would use as part of a war poetry unit - but is equally adaptable to any topic. Introduces students to editing and redrafting in a fun and engaging way.