Primary English: Poetry

Engaging poetry resources for KS1 and KS2 classes, to capture their attention and explore the language of different types of poems

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Letters & Books Representing Primary Poetry Lessons For KS1 & KS2 Students

Delve into the imaginative world of poetry and encourage students to write their own with these engaging activities

Starting in primary, poetry is a topic that learners will engage with throughout their school careers. Capture young learners imaginations and introduce different styles of poetry using this collection of lessons, activities and worksheets brought to you by teachers in the Tes community.

Whole school planning and activities

Looking for new, well thought out ways of approaching poetry lessons? Suitable for all ages, these comprehensive packs of planning, activities and supportive materials are a great starting point for any investigation into poetry.

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.
Poetry
YvonneCrawford

Poetry

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Poetry Common Core Aligned - Let's Write some Poetry In this unit you will find an introduction to a wide variety of different types of poetry. Each lesson contains an example of the type of poem being discussed, and several activities that your students can work on to learn more about poetry a...

KS1 resources

Capture young learners’ imaginations with these easy-to-access routes into poetry, from well-loved classics to original creations.

Poetry, Reading and Writing KS1
teachercellar

Poetry, Reading and Writing KS1

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A fun start with these fun activities for emergent readers and writers in KS1. The powerpoint can be used to model reading and writing to the whole class and the pdf file can be printed off as individual worksheets. Poetry for Fun......animal poems with comprehension, drawing and writing activitie...
Spooky Poetry Lessons for KS1
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Spooky Poetry Lessons for KS1

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Contains two complete poetry lessons based on the fun spooky poems: The Hairy Toe , and In the Dark, Dark Wood with PPT presentations and comprehension tasks. Suitable for KS1. Ideal for teachers exploring scary poetry with their pupils. Great for Halloween! Useful for reading sessions, ...
Poetry Presenter
Whitley01

Poetry Presenter

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Read the poem, draw the picture of the poem, pick out the VIP words and now tell the story.

KS2 resources

Introduce students to the different styles of poetry and the way individual words are used to create emotion as the start of in-depth analysis with help from these lesson activities.

Poetry KS2 - 'Blueberries'
TygerTygerPoetryMag

Poetry KS2 - 'Blueberries'

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This free KS2 poetry resource explores poetic techniques in the poem 'Blueberries' by J r me Luc Martin. It looks at imagery, comparisons, poetic choices and form. There is a printable poster of the poem, a clear prompt for individual writing, and a stylish template for pupils to write up and disp...
Autumn Poetry (PowerPoint and worksheets)
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Autumn Poetry (PowerPoint and worksheets)

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English Teaching Resources: Writing Autumn Poetry. This unit of work is designed to cover creative writing and poetry. English Teaching Resources: Writing Autumn Poetry includes a range of lessons and activities for pupils of all abilities. The PowerPoint uses bright colour, large and attract...