Olympics Literacy Resource

A set of classroom resources for all year groups for creating poetry around the theme of the Olympics.

Resources by Apples and Snakes, Film by Eelyn Lee Productions, 2007.

The Olympics Literacy Resource is a combination pack providing classroom activities, a 5 minute film documenting an Olympic themed literacy project and poetry cards developed by Year 7 pupils at Islington Arts and Media School.

The resource offers young people the chance to express what they can offer the world, and how they think their lives will be changed by the arrival of the London Games. Poems and activities written by Apples and Snakes' associate poets are offered for Key Stages 1-4.

These literacy activities present ideas for exploring different types, styles and forms of poetry such as rap lyrics and creative writing relays, while also engaging young people's imagination through the theme of the Olympics.

The learning activities can be easily adapted for use after the London 2012 Games has finished and in the contexts of other local or national events that present new learning opportunities.

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Olympics Literacy Resource Intro doc 125.9KiB

Olympics Resource Literacy Key Stage 1 doc 183.5KiB

Olympics Resource Literacy Key Stage 2 doc 185.6KiB

Olympics Resource Literacy Key Stage 2-3 doc 185.4KiB

Olympics Resource Literacy Key Stage 3-4 doc 185.3KiB

Olympics Literacy Resource Activities and Poems doc 51.8KiB

Olympics Resource Literacy Poems doc 339.6KiB

Olympics Literacy Resource DVD Holder doc 103.8KiB

Olympics Literacy Resource - 2012 Film Portraits (