The season of autumn, with its beautiful colours, crunchy woodland walks, harvest festivals and bonfires, has inspired writers through the ages - perhaps most famously Keats, with his Ode to Autumn. It's a great time of year to encourage students to experience the season with all of their senses and write creatively about it, as well as to encourage critical responses to other writers' evocations of autumn. Here, we have gathered together some of our favourite autumn-inspired resources to help you bring this beautiful time of year into your English classroom.
Ode to Autumn by John Keats
Ode to Autumn is well-known poem which has been recited and taught in most English classrooms across the world. To help your students analyse and respond to the poem effectively, we have brought together a selection of resources including lesson presentations, a mini scheme of work and exam preparation activities.
Other autumn-inspired activities
Inspire and engage your students with this selection of shorter autumn-themed activities - from writing haikus to word puzzles and sensory descriptions.