What is it? A sorting activity that asks students to match poetic devices to their definitions
What users say "Wonderful. I took out your examples for the students to be able to add their own from the poems we are studying."
2 Only connects
What is it? A Connect Four-style game, won by identifying examples of poetic devices
What users say "This is a brilliant resource for students of all abilities and has led really well into a lesson exploring poetic techniques. Fantastic."
3 Wonderful words
What is it? A handy list of definitions relating to poetry
What users say "This is a really useful resource for me as a graduate teacher, perfect for reminding me of all those words I learned all those years ago. Brilliant."
4 Unseen? Unfazed
What is it? A selection of exercises that will help students to practise responding to unseen poems
What users say "Amazing - worked brilliantly as a carousel activity for top-set students."
5 Poetic opening
What is it? Worksheets that can be used as prompts for discussion of poetry and exercises to get students writing their own
What users say "A clear and simple introduction to the idea of poetry."
6 Devices advice
What is it? A high-level overview of poetic devices, suitable for post-16 students
What users say "I love it. Am going to adapt for the poetry we are studying. Fabulous - more please."
7 Now the news
What is it? An activity in which students create "blackout" poetry by deleting words from newspaper articles
What users say "This is a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing it."
8 Poetry matters
What is it? A place mat of poetic devices and techniques that students can refer to when writing about poetry
What users say "Nice and simple. This is something I'm sure I'll use over and over - will laminate a class set."
9 Tweet talk
What is it? A writing activity inspired by Twitter that challenges students to create a poem in 140 characters
What users say "Really useful resource and a modern way to approach the topic. This could easily be incorporated into a unit of work on poetry."
10 Diamante lights
What is it? A presentation for introducing students to different poetic forms such as acrostic, diamante and haiku
What users say "Very helpful resource."