• Stand Together

    30th January 2020

    Stand Together Each year Holocaust Memorial Day has a theme. This year it’s ‘Stand together’. I work closely with...

    Michael Rosen
  • What Do You Need For a Story?

    8th December 2019

    What Do You Need For a Story? For most stories, you need a place, you need a time, you...

    Michael Rosen
  • Workshop Ideas

    28th June 2019

    Workshop Ideas First up, one of my students was looking into what kinds of ‘games’ could teachers play with...

    Michael Rosen
  • Collected Ideas for Poetry With Year 1

    3rd June 2019

    Collected Ideas for Poetry With Year 1 For the writing blog this month, I’ve collected together a set of...

    Michael Rosen
  • Over My Toes

    30th April 2019

    Over My Toes Over my toes goes the soft sea wash see the sea wash the soft sand slip...

    Michael Rosen
  • What I Saw

    20th March 2019

    What I Saw I’ll tell you what I did in town I saw a greengrocer in the underground with...

    Michael Rosen
  • Poetry to Commemorate the Holocaust

    14th January 2019

    Poetry to Commemorate the Holocaust On Sunday January 27 it’s Holocaust Memorial Day. I will be in Cambridge at...

    Michael Rosen
  • Volcano Bag

    31st August 2018

    I was listening to the radio and I heard about a woman who lived on the island of Monserrat...

    Michael Rosen
  • How to Shake Things Up in the Writing, Reading, Talking, Listening Field

    30th July 2018

    For teachers wondering about how to shake things up in the writing, reading, talking, listening field: How about a...

    Michael Rosen
  • Writing – Starting Points

    11th June 2018

    The simplest, easiest and most painless way to write is to be stimulated or inspired by another piece of...

    Michael Rosen
  • Reveal-Conceal and Other Ideas For the Classroom

    15th May 2018

    Teachers sometimes ask me for ways they can use to get away from the rigid questioning of children about...

    Michael Rosen
  • How to Look at a Poem

    6th March 2018

    If you’re sitting looking at a poem and you’re wondering what to say about it, think about or write...

    Michael Rosen
  • Scribbles, Notes, and Blogs

    8th January 2018

    I used to scribble all my ideas down in a notebook but now that we’ve got phones and tablets...

    Michael Rosen