Blackout Poetry

We had a lovely morning in P5/6/7 yesterday with a literacy session looking at blackout poetry. We took pieces of text from other people and step by step we worked together to create our own masterpieces. We started by looking for a key word and then we took words that we thought might make a nice poem together. After checking it all made sense, followed a theme and flowed nicely, we got to the fun part of blacking out the rest of the text. It is a lovely activity to play with the meaning of language and to aid writer’s block, we’ve all had it!

The class have all done a fantastic job! Check out some of our work below.