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Nick Toczek performs 'The Dragon Who Ate Our School', a rhyming poem that has a very distinctive pattern and metre, with the help of school children.
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5 February 2007

Classroom Ideas

Not only can this clip be used to discuss poetic devices such as rhyme, pattern and metre, it could be a very good basis for some journalistic writing. Ask the children to imagine that this event has really occurred. Following viewing the clip, the children could work on a newspaper article based on the event. They could interview people in role as the various people affected by the school-eating dragon including the headteacher, school children and dinner lady. These interviews will support the report writing and can be used as quotations. As it is an unusual event to occur, the children can really use their imagination to think of eye catching headlines.

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