"I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything." - Steven Wright.
Have you ever just read the dictionary? How long do you think it would take? Would you read it aloud or silently? Would you take turns reading it in a group? Would you read it all in one go, or spread it out over a long period of time by tackling just a few words a day? Would it count if you read just the words defined and skipped their definitions? Would you start at A or at Z? Or perhaps you would choose a random place in the middle to begin?Here is a poetry exercise: skip through the dictionary (it would help here to have a hard copy, rather than one online) and choose six random words. Now see whether you can write a poem containing each of those words. Go on! It doesn't matter if it's nonsense. Be creative.
Before you have fun with poetry, limber up with this KS3 spelling quiz.
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