Performance Poetry

Friday 06 October 2023

During Reading this week, we have been reading poems by Paul Cookson. The first, The King of All the Dinosaurs and the second, Mr Shadow’s Shoes.

We watched Paul Cookson perform one of these and had a think about what made his performance so good! These are the R2s that we took from him:

We then used these R2s to do our performances! We worked in small groups to add actions, rehearse and practise reading with prosody. The performances were fantastic with some even memorising the words after 20 minutes!

Help at home by reading another poem by Paul Cookson. There are plenty to choose from here: