Writing and Performance Poetry - Live Lesson

Explore writing poetry and celebrate National Poetry Day

This National Poetry Day Live Lesson for KS2/2nd Level pupils explores the theme of 'change' and includes reading, performance and critical analysis of similes and metaphors.

The programme, presented by CBBC Katie Thistleton, features award-winning performance poet, author and National Poetry Day ambassador Joseph Coelho and a special guest appearance from poet and author Tony Walsh.

Content is designed to work alongside our Joseph Coelho - Understanding Poetry resources on BBC Teach and features clips from the collection.

This programme was first streamed live to schools on National Poetry Day in October 2018. Please note that we are no longer reviewing emails and messages from schools for inclusion in the lesson or on the page.

How to use this resource

Check out our lesson guide for teachers and print out the student activity sheets below.

Tips and advice on poetry from our teacher panel
Watch clips from the Live Lesson
Primary Live Lessons