Would you like to make your friends laugh, make your teachers cry and terrify your parents? This book can show you how to do all these things - with poetry! Words Alive! is an invaluable resource for oral work and contains a wide range of material from a variety of times and cultures. Words Alive! has been written by Barry and Jill Wilsher, actors who have spent thirty years bringing poems to life for primary school audiences. The Wilshers' work has been proved time and time again to make children enthusiastic about poetry! Words Alive! is one of eleven books that make up Extended Reading Level A, for children in Year 5/Primary 6. This phase of Cambridge Reading aims to develop children's knowledge about language, its vocabulary, forms, structures and styles.