Poetry Teaching Resources

A collection of teaching resources for primary and secondary schools, for bringing poetry to life in the classroom.

These teaching resources could be used to celebrate World Poetry Day on 21 March or National Poetry Day on 7 October.

Primary

Understanding Poetry with Joseph Coelho
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Primary Poetry
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KS2 assembly framework for National Poetry Day
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Talking Poetry
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'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae
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Write a poem
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‘New Beginnings’ by Tony Walsh (Performance)
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Watch again: Writing and Performance Poetry - Live Lesson
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Secondary

Poetry Writing Masterclass
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Poets in Person
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Simon Armitage - Writing Poems
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Poetry: Between the Lines
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Poetry: Between the Lines - The Romantics
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Contains Strong Language
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Could you be a poet?
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Why is Robert Burns' work still so popular today?
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