Poems to Perform

Edited by Julia Donaldson

This collection was shortlisted for the 2014 CLPE Poetry Award.

A careful selection of poems, both familiar and new, that lend themselves to being performed in a range of collaborative ways. Progress through the book is subtly themed: gliding through poems about school, football, food and many other matters. Succinct suggestions for how they could be presented both verbally and dramatically are listed at the back, leaving plenty of scope for teachers and pupils to make their interpretations. The judges felt that the poems in the anthology had been really carefully chosen and selected to reflect the best of poems to perform across a broad range of time, poets and styles. Linocut illustrations echo an element of each poem.

Apropriate for age group: Years 1 and 2  

Teaching Sequences
Videos

Julia Donaldson - Question Time

Julia Donaldson - Question Time

The Treasures by Clare Bevan performed by Julia Donaldson

The Treasures by Clare Bevan performed by Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson performs Conversation Piece by Gareth Owen

Julia Donaldson performs Conversation Piece by Gareth Owen