How not to climb a tree


Ashgrove School Writing Group


​Scramble

up the trunk

Yell

"I’ll beat you”

Slip

on a bird’s nest

Tumble

through branches

Plummet

to the hard ground

Snap

your radius



Some things to notice about this poem.


This poem was created by first building a list of seven ways to climb a tree and picking one to develop into a poem. We used lively verbs and then searched for words that sounded really good. We decided to set our poem out in a column to emphasise the falling and also to look like a tree trunk. :)

Ashgrove Young Writers: Stella, Pearce, Jodee, Mackenzie, Aston, Millie, Tanith, Hannah, Rebecca, Philippa

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