You can use 'backward poems' to motivate your students during poetry writing. In a 'backward poem', everything is done in reverse order. Click on the 'Poetry4Kids' website to:

  • access some well-known backward poems
  • get further information on how to support students to write reverse poems.


 Check out The Poetry Book for more great poetry ideas.

Related resources

Includes: a three page resource containing activities for using the Question dice and Detail dice. 

Focus: questioning and identifying evidence in texts, and adding detail to writing

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