Category Archives: Poem

Twistable Turnable Man

He’s the twistable, turnable, squeezable, pullable, stretchable, foldable… man !

This week, the Speak Up team would like to share with you one of the poems from our Chatterboxes class this term. “Twistable Turnable Man” by Shel Silverstein is a hilarious poem about a contortionist!

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“The Jumblies”

Kids love nonsense poems! These whimsical, adventurous poems allow students to perform poetry in a new and fun way! The rhyme and rhythm of the poetry ensures that it is always exciting to recite and the nonsense words allow kids to feel completely creative, be silly, and use as imagination as possible! Below is a copy of Edward Lear’s nonsense poem, “The Jumblies” – download your copy

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“One Day”

One day when we went walking, we found… Is your child creative? Do they have an amazing imagination? What do they find when they go walking? This poem is great if you love to explore and go on adventures! Download your copy and go on adventure to see what you can find!


The Owl and the Pussycat!

Who remembers this fabulous Edward Lear poem? Download your copy here…


The Limericks of Lear

This week Speak Up would like to share with you some of our favourite Edwards Lear Limericks. Our Chatterboxes class will be performing these throughout the term, and even having a go of writing their own Limerick. Download a copy of the Limericks here and try writing your own at home!


The Grand High Witch…

This term at Speak Up Studio, our Chatterbox classes (grade 3-grade 6) are working on a monologue unit. Each student is given the opportunity to choose a monologue from the Speak Up anthology to perform for the class and their parents. One of the monologues is a section from “The Witches” by Roald Dahl, in which the Grand High Witch explains how to turn

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Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker

Our poem of the week this week is “Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker” by Roald Dahl. Check out the awesome video that Speak Up kids made of this poem last year and try it out yourself with the downloadable script! Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker “I look and smell,” Aunt Sponge declared, “as lovely as a rose!” Just feast your eyes upon my face,

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Poem of The Week!

There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, ‘It is just as I feared! Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!’

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When Rattlesnakes wear Rollerskates

by Kenn Nesbitt

When rattlesnakes wear roller skates it’s quite a sight to see. They figure skate in figure eights enthusiastically….

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