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Finding Your Voice, with Benjamin Zephaniah (episode 11)

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Poet, playwright, author, musician and performer Benjamin Zephaniah explains how and why he writes, discusses the historical truth behind his latest novel, Windrush Child, and has some powerful advice for children struggling to find their voice, and make it heard…

This resources pack includes teacher notes, a PowerPoint, planning sheets and beautifully designed elements for a working wall, and has been exclusively created to be used with episode eleven of the Author In Your Classroom podcast – a virtual ‘author visit’ you can share with children whenever you like, absolutely free!

The resource pack includes:

  • Finding Your Voice PowerPoint
  • Book extract
  • Illustrations and author quotes for a working wall display
  • Planning sheets one and two
  • Themed story writing sheets
  • Teacher notes

This episode of Author In Your Classroom has been recorded in partnership with Puffin Schools; Puffin Schools is curated by the children’s publisher Puffin. You’ll find video resources, book lists and ideas to bring stories to life at PuffinSchools.co.uk.



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  • Teacher notes
  • PowerPoint
  • Extract from Windrush Child
  • Planning sheets 1 and 2
  • Working wall images and quotes
  • Themed writing paper
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