In shared reading we have also been studying Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. We asked the children to create blackout poems from one page of the novel. The children had to decide what text to cross out (the blackout) and what to keep, which would retain the feel and tension of the novel while still acting as a device for poetry. This made the children think really hard about using language for effect.
Some of the poems were brilliant. Here’s Scarlett’s and Oscar’s poems.