Jumpstart Poetry is about involving children as creative writers through writing poems. A good poetry idea should help the children feel excited about writing and enable them to think of what to write - developing their imagination, creativity and writing skills.


The book contains a bank of ideas that can be drawn upon when teaching poetry but also at other times to provide a source for creative writing that children relish. There are more than 100 quick warm-ups to fire the brain into a creative mood and to 'jumpstart' reading, writing and performing poetry in any Key Stage 1 or 2 classroom. 

Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, this new 'jumpstarts' will appeal to busy teachers in any primary classroom.

Jumpstart Poetry

  • Jumpstart Poetry: Games and activities for ages 7-12

    By Pie Corbett

    Published by Routledge 2008

    ISBN: 9780415467087

    179 pages


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