‘Truth’: Free Poetry-Writing Classroom Resources for National Poetry Day, 3rd October

Truth Emerging

The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day on the 3rd October is Truth.

All of the following resources are designed to encourage and support students to write poetry on the theme of Truth. The ideas are not about reading poems and then spotting/commenting on devices used and similar. Hopefully students will share their work, but this is about creating, not analysing.

Downloads [right click]

1. Truth Poems – Truth Lines

2. Truth Poems – When I

3. Truth Poems – Truth Text Erasure

Truth Erasure Text [in Word]

Truth Erasure Text

3b. Truth Erasure Text eg1

3c. Truth Erasure Text eg2

3d. Truth Erasure Text eg3

A little long in the tooth, but this following resource gives a user’s guide to erasure/found poetry, written for students as explanation/guidance.

Humuments 1

Humuments 2

The following are ‘Truth’ quotes you might wish to use as discussion/prompts. There are also two more ‘truth’ texts for possible erasure.

4. The Poetry of Truth Quotes

4a. The Poetry of Truth Quotes Erasure Text

4b. Found The Poetry of Truth Quotes Erasure Text

‘Truths’ film – a reading of the Truth erasure poem – can be found here.

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