Poetry Teaching Resources

Explore our collection of primary and secondary teaching resources for bringing poetry to life in the classroom.

These teaching resources could be used to celebrate World Poetry Day on 21st March and National Poetry Day on 3rd October.

Highlights from this collection include:

  • Joseph Coelho on using similes and metaphors.
  • Michael Rosen performing some of his best-known work, including 'Don't' and 'Chocolate Cake'.
  • Caroline Bird's poetry writing masterclass.
  • Hip Hop star Akala's analysis of poems that appear on the GCSE/National 5 syllabus.

Primary

Writing and Performance Poetry Live Lesson
School Radio - Talking Poetry
Understanding Poetry with Joseph Coelho
collection
'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae
Wonderful Words
collection
‘New Beginnings’ by Tony Walsh (Performance)
video

Secondary

Poetry Writing Masterclass
Poets in Person
collection
Simon Armitage - Writing Poems
collection
Poetry: Between the Lines
collection
Poetry: Between the Lines - The Romantics
Contains Strong Language

External learning-related websites

National Poetry Day