Hello Year 3,
As our English theme this week is Poetry, I thought it would be interesting to explore a local poet that also writes in a similar style to James Berry; Standard English mixed with West Indian Patoi.
His name is Benjamin Zephaniah. He is of particular interest because he was born and raised in our local community of Handsworth!
Benjamin Zephaniah is one of Britain’s most famous poets.
His first book of poetry for children, called Talking Turkeys, had to go into an emergency reprint after just 6 weeks, no one could foreseen how popular the book would be, it went to the top of the children’s book list and stayed there for months!
Here he is reading a selection of his poems, which poem is your favourite?
Sit back and enjoy listening to them.
When you have finished please complete the comprehension.