Poetry was meant to be read ‘Out Loud’!

Poetry Out Loud is a wonderful organisation and website with lots of resources on poetry recital.

If you are preparing for a recital, looking for some tips on analysing poetry, or even if you a getting ready for any sort of oral presentation, there are some great tips here!

If you happen to find any particularly helpful resources or enjoyable poems/recitals I would love to hear about them in the comments below!

Schools of literary criticism

While it may not be that useful at the moment, the following site will definitely come in handy when we begin to look at literature later this year.

There are also handy guides on reading, analysing and writing poetry.  Also, there is a section on subject-specific writing that may come in handy for other subjects.

Have a look when you get some time.  I hope it comes in handy later this year!



Learning how to learn: one stop resource!

Looking to learn some useful techniques on how to manage your time?  How about some tips on research?  Or maybe you need some help with reading and writing?

Whatever it is you are looking to improve, you can find it at the following site.  It really is a great collection that addresses many approaches to learning.

Check it out, and let me know if you find any part of the site particularly helpful in the comments below.



Ever wanted to try your hand at writing a novel?

NaNoWriMo is the term given to the movement (and the organisation that supports it) that aims to encourage people to have a go at writing a novel.  It stands for ‘National Novel Writing Month.’ Every year, it is growing in popularity with eager writers in primary schools, secondary schools and beyond taking up the challenge.

If you have always wanted to try and write a novel, but lacked the motivation or guidance, this could be for you!  Check it out and let me know if you decide to do it – I would be happy to help you with brainstorm or drafting as well!



So many key linguistic terms and concepts to remember…

There are quite a number of key literary terms and concepts out there, and we come across these unfamiliar terms quite frequently.  This is a nice glossary to consult for reliable and useful information (much better than the Internet, which can be quite inconsistent!).

Abrams, Meyer H., and Geoffrey Galt. Harpham. A Glossary of Literary Terms. Tenth Edition ed. Boston, Mass. [u.a.: Thomson Wadsworth, 2012. Print.

If you happen to find a reliable Internet site, post it in the comments section below!