Primary and secondary resources for World Poetry Day

Celebrate World Poetry Day with primary and secondary classes on 21 March

Tes Resources Team

Anthology With Folded Pages In The Shape Of A Heart, World Poetry Day Resources

Inspire pupils with these primary and secondary picks for World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day, celebrated on 21 March every year, is a chance to reflect on the power of poetry and its ability to capture the creative spirit of the human mind. From exploring poetry to asking students to write rhymes of their own, we’ve highlighted a few primary and secondary resources to help you to bring poetry to life in your classroom.

Primary resources

Poetry Train
The Poetry Society

Poetry Train

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Poetry Train is a teachers pack of activities, poems and advice for teaching poetry in primary schools. David Harmer and Roger Stevens share proven approaches for use in the classroom, based on brilliant poems by top poets such as Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay.
Boris the Spider Rhyming Poetry worksheets
Hachette Schools

Boris the Spider Rhyming Poetry worksheets

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This worksheet is based on the funny rhyming poem, 'Boris the Spider' written by Damian Harvey and illustrated by Daniel Postgate, in the Leapfrog Rhyme Time series. There is a sample spread from the book and two activities. The first asks children to fill in the missing rhyming words and the second...
Phonics Screening Poetry -Phase 5
littlemisstechnical

Phonics Screening Poetry -Phase 5

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This is a lovely way to revise Phase 5 and have a go at reading alien words ready for the Phonics Screening Check. The booklet includes a little poem to revise each Phase 5 sound, the children then need to look closely at the poem to find the words that have that sound in, as well as read the word...
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and Activities
goldtopfox

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and Activities

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This is my best selling resource and is a set of lessons and activities for KS2 poetry work. These would also be ideal for use around National Poetry Day or World Poetry Day. The lessons are based on 'Revolting Rhymes' by Roald Dahl. All lesson resources, differentiated activities and planning ...

Secondary resources

Newspaper Blackout Poetry
jamestickle86

Newspaper Blackout Poetry

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A new type of poetry that involves using newspapers to create poems. The poem is inside the text; pupils must find it. Suitable for KS2, KS3 and KS4 ***You will need newspapers and marker pens***
World Poetry Day (21 March) Lesson Resource
BandDPublishing

World Poetry Day (21 March) Lesson Resource

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A free World Poetry Day lesson resource from B and D Publishing. World Poetry Day is celebrated every year on 21 March. This resource covers work on acrostics and the following poems, with questions and commentary: The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Tiger by William Blake ...
World Poetry Day Quiz
TeachElite

World Poetry Day Quiz

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This INTERACTIVE World Poetry Day Quiz has 8 rounds consisting of a variety of activities and is perfect for Tutor Time or a fun lesson activity. World Poetry Day Quiz PowerPoint(82 Slides) even comes with a team selector and an interactive score board for you to keep tabs on the team s points. ...