World Poetry Day - TES English

Teaching resources

Forms of poetry: haiku

  • Worksheets with tasks and activities on Haiku. Reading Objectives 5.2 and 6.1. Writing Objectives 7.1, 7.2, 8.3.

Forms of poetry: KS3 anthology

  • There are many ways in which the anthology can work. For example, it may be used as part of a library lesson, as a series of starters or for events such as the lead up to World Poetry Day.

Metaphor poetry 1

  • Understanding and using metaphor in poetry.

Metaphor poetry 2

  • A beautifully presented PPT to aid understading of metaphor in poetry

KS3 poetry anthology

  • Scheme of work, lesson plans and resources. Includes, reading, writing and speaking & listening tasks.

Writing poetry - ‘Me’ by Adrian Henri

  • An excellent & versatile resource for writing poetry based on Adrian Henri’s ‘Me’

Poetic techniques & devices

  • Interactive whiteboard quiz - poetic techniques and devices. Has a useful ‘no timer’ option for teacher-led presentation and three levels of difficulty.

How to write an A* poetry response

  • Exam skills and poetry analysis.

WJEC unseen poetry

  • Teaching resources, worksheets, activities & MP3 readings & commentaries.

Moon on the Tides - character and voice

  • Teaching resources, worksheets, activities & MP3readings & commentaries.

The patterns of poetry 1 - 8

  • The eight talks are all under 5 minutes each and are, in order: (1) Introduction, (2) Titles, (3) Alliteration, (4) Personification, (5) Symbols, (6) Onomatopoeia, (7) Cliché, (8) Simile.

The patterns of poetry 9 - 15

  • Seven more 5-minute talks from the Patterns of Poetry series, which was runner-up in the 2010 Edublogs Award in the category ‘Best Educational Use of Audio.’ The talks are, in order: (9) Rhyme, (10) Repetition, (11) The Sonnet, (12) Punctuation, (13) Foreshadowing, (14) Metaphor, (15) Hyperbole.

‘Mossbawn: Sunlight’ by Seamus Heaney

  • An examination of Heaney’s dedicatory poem from his collection ‘North’, a powerful evocation of place, and of love.

Digital e-poetry booklets

Moon on the Tides - character and voice

  • An illustrated e-poetry booklet with MP3 readings on each poem in the cluster.

Moon on the Tides - place

  • An illustrated e-poetry booklet with MP3 readings on each poem in the cluster.

Moon on the Tides - relationships

  • An illustrated e-poetry booklet with MP3 readings on each poem in the cluster.

Moon on the Tides - conflict

  • An illustrated e-poetry booklet with MP3 readings on each poem in the cluster.

WJEC unseen poetry

  • An illustrated e-poetry booklet with 3 readings on each poem in the teaching pack.

MP3s

‘Checking out me history’ by John Agard

  • An audio commentary, poetry reading and teaching resources on the poem.

‘Singh Song’ by Daljit Nagra

  • An audio commentary, poetry reading and teaching resources on the poem.

‘Give’ by Simon Armitage

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘The River God’ by Stevie Smith

  • An audio commentary, poetry reading and teaching resources on the poem.

‘The Hunchback in the Park’ by Dylan Thomas

  • An audio commentary, poetry reading and teaching resources on the poem.

‘A Vision’ by Simon Armitage

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘The Moment’ by Margaret Atwood

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘Price we pay for the Sun’ by Grace Nichols

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘London’ by William Blake

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘Storm in the black forest’ by D. H. Lawrence

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘Flag’ by John Agard

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘The Yellow Palm’ by Robert Minhinnick

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘The Right Word’ by Imtiaz Dharker

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘The Falling Leaves’ by Margaret Postgate Cole

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘Next to of Course God America I’ by E. E. Cummings

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘In Paris with You’ by James Fenton

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘Quickdraw’ by Carol Ann Duffy

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘Ghazal’ by Mimi Khalvati

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘Sonnet 116’ by William Shakespeare

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

‘The Farmer’s Bride’ by Charlotte Mew

  • An audio commentary and two readings on the poem - one with and one without sound effects.

Videos

‘Praise Song for my Mother’ by Grace Nichols

  • BBC Class Clips: A performance of the poem, ‘Praise Song for My Mother’, by the poet Grace Nichols, in a beach setting.

‘For Forest’ by Grace Nichols

  • BBC Class Clips: As part of her visit to her homeland in Guyana, Grace Nichols recalls the sounds and sights of the rainforest which came back to her when she was in England and was the impetus for the poem ‘For Forest’.

‘Hurricane Hits England’ by Grace Nichols

  • BBC Class Clips: A dramatisation of ‘Hurricane Hits England’ by Grace Nichols. The poet explains how she feels about the clash of cultures between Guyana and England.

‘Charlotte O’Neil’s song’ by Fiona Farrell

  • BBC Class Clips: Dramatisation of ‘Charlotte O’Neil’s Song’ by Fiona Farrell.

Patience Agbabi on the poetry station

  • EMC: Exploring imagery with ideas for creative writing, using two poems from The Poetry Station.

Poe-tree

  • Teachers TV: Fresh ways of getting special school pupils excited about poetry

Poetry - the I ams

  • Teachers TV: Tips and ideas for teaching poetry at Key stage 3 and Key stage 4

Experiments with poetry

  • Teachers TV: Encouraging thinking skills to help raise pupil achievement. Stuart Hoskin introduces his Year 11 English class to poetry from different cultures.

Poetry visualisation

  • Teachers TV: A KS4 English class learn different ways to analyse poetry.

‘Island Man’ and ‘Blessing’ by Imtiaz Dharker

  • Teachers TV: Phil Beadle explores poetry from different cultures - teaching ideas and approaches.

Poetry - less is more

  • Teachers TV: English teachers learn to improve writing skills of GCSE students.