English teaching resources: Poetry

Resources and ideas for english, poetry, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

'Out of the Bag' - Seamus Heaney - Poems of the Decade

'Out of the Bag' - Seamus Heaney - Poems of the Decade

A revision PPT including:- discussion points- MITSL analysis grid (meaning, imagery, tone, structure, language)- stanza by stanza analysis- 8 summary points- revision activities- 3 x plenary activities- revision grid (blank) for all Poems of the Decade poems- exam style question

By LangLitLove

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

The War Correspondent - Ciaran Carson - Poems of the Decade

The War Correspondent - Ciaran Carson - Poems of the Decade

A revision PPT including:- discussion points- key ideas- a flow chart summary of each stanza (blank and filled in)- MITSL analysis grid (meaning, imagery, tone, structure, language)- stanza by stanza analysis- key points summary slide (blank)- revision activities- 3 x plenary activities- revision grid (blank) for all Poems of the Decade poems (three filled in for guidance)

By LangLitLove

'Summer Sports' Poetry Planning

'Summer Sports' Poetry Planning

Get this for FREE until 25th April, using code ACE-APRIL at checkout!Download our new Summer Sports Poetry Pack!This is a five-lesson literacy unit of poetry planning for Years 3 and 4, based on creating shape poetry themed on the summer olympic games.In this unit, pupils will research different olympic sports and work on developing vocabulary to describe the different movements involved. Pupils will investigate shape poetry and begin to understand the relationship between the language used in the poem and the shape of the words on the page. There is also a grammar focus on adding suffixes to form comparative adjectives. At the end of the unit the pupils will work towards a visual performance of a poem that is created in the shape of the olympic rings.The objectives of the unit for pupils are:• To investigate shape poetry• To retrieve information from non-fiction• To apply grammar rules for adding suffixes• To prepare a group poetry performance • To create a shape poemThe PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans and all accompanying pupil resources. This unit would work really well with topics about summer, sports, olympics, going for gold or healthy bodies.You may also like:The Listeners Poetry Planning PackJabberwocky Poetry Planning PackStone Age Boy Literacy PackThe Egyptian Cinderella Literacy Pack

By KS2History

Shape Poetry Planning

Shape Poetry Planning

Get this for FREE until 25th April, using code ACE-APRIL at checkout!Download our Shape Poetry Literacy Planning Pack for Year 3/Year4.This is a five-lesson literacy unit of poetry planning for Years 3 and 4, based on creating shape poetry and giving a visual poetry performance.In this unit, pupils will investigate shape poetry and begin to understand the relationship between the language used in the poems and the shape of the words on the page. Pupils will research different olympic sports and work on developing vocabulary to describe the different movements involved. There is also a grammar focus on adding suffixes to form comparative adjectives. At the end of the unit the pupils will work towards a visual performance of a poem that is created in the shape of the olympic rings.The objectives of the unit for pupils are:• To investigate shape poetry• To retrieve information from non-fiction• To apply grammar rules for adding suffixes• To prepare a group poetry performance • To create a shape poemThe PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans and all accompanying pupil resources.You may also like:The Listeners Poetry Planning PackJabberwocky Poetry Planning PackStone Age Boy Literacy PackThe Egyptian Cinderella Literacy Pack

By KS2History

Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

A series of 7 lessons based around English Language Paper 2 style comparison. Activities based on poetry and non-fiction, building to a comparison between an older and more modern article concerning Loch Ness. Aimed at KS3 lower ability students.

By kmarsh1932

Introduction to Poetry PPT

Introduction to Poetry PPT

Excellent 52 slide PPT that introduces pupils ages 10-15 to Poetry through clear and engaging slides. Terminology is carefully explained and pupils are led from simple poems to more complex poetry and given the skills and terms to tackle and write about poetry independently. Makes for a great series of lessons.

By Polaphuca

Acrostic Poetry for Mother's Day

Acrostic Poetry for Mother's Day

Write Acrostic poetry for Mother’s Day using this resource. Included in the packet are the following: Mini-Posters for display and review. Worksheets for writing drafts Collection of writing papers both plain and decorated

By sboone86

GCSE Poetry Support Booklet on Power and Conflict

GCSE Poetry Support Booklet on Power and Conflict

Excellent 44 page booklet on GCSE English Poetry that explores the themes of Power and Conflict. The following poems are carefully analysed and pupils are provided with all the skills necessary to write a detailed response to the poems:OZYMANDIUSLONDON PRELUDE (EXTRACT)MY LAST DUCHESSCHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADEEXPOSURESTORM ON THE ISLANDBAYONET CHARGEREMAINSPOPPIESWAR PHOTOGRAPHERTISSUETHE EMIGREECHECKING OUT ME HISTORYKAMIKAZEMakes for an excellent Poetry unit of work and pupils will become confident in writing responses to various poems.

By Polaphuca

AQA Eng Lit Anthology Charge of the Light Brigade

AQA Eng Lit Anthology Charge of the Light Brigade

This worksheet encourages students to consider how the ideas in the poem can change over time and how Tennyson meant the reader to think and feel may have evolved. There is a clear guide to the contents of the poem and some guidance in writing about language but the main focus is on context.

By RachealSmith41

Guided Reading Tasks (5)

Guided Reading Tasks (5)

Within this pack are five guided reading tasks to develop comprehension. They are based on books by Roald Dahl but can be easily tailored to suit any book you are using in the class and can be used again and again.The resources encourage the students to really think about what they have read and use a variety of skills to answer the questions. They encourage the development of predicting, awareness of sentence structure and recall through writing and art.

By conortrg1

‘The Raven’ PPT and worksheet - Edgar Allan Poe

‘The Raven’ PPT and worksheet - Edgar Allan Poe

Well-designed set of 18-slide PPT on the poem ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allan Poe - provides a short background note and a short analysis of the poem (setting, title, symbols, themes, literary focus: sound effects, reading focus: interpretation, etc.) and a worksheet with various exercises (vocabulary, poetic elements, plot events, study questions, etc. – 4 p.).

By Teacherfantastico

The Farmer's Bride - Love and Relationships Poetry

The Farmer's Bride - Love and Relationships Poetry

These activities get students to explore the poem 'The Farmer's Bride' by Charlotte Mew.Questions guide students annotations of each stanza. This activity can be done individually or as a jigsaw group task. The second resource encourages students to explore Mew's use of voice in the poem.Designed with the AQA English Literature GCSE specification in mind, but easily adaptable.

By Amycharlottemeredith

William Blake critical reception

William Blake critical reception

Year 12/13 handout. A selection of 15 critical quotes building an understanding of his reception. Rousseau, whose writings Blake studied, argued that one of the principles that motivated human beings was revulsion at seeing fellow human beings suffer and die. ‘Everything is good as it comes from the hand of the creator; everything degenerates in the hands of man’ this sentiment is echoed in Blake’s poetry.

By adolphus6

English weekly plan on texts by Julia Donaldson

English weekly plan on texts by Julia Donaldson

A very easy to follow and exciting weekly plan with resources and notebook slides.It has a variety of differentiated and challenging activities for a Year 2/3 class, that will engage and progress all learners using texts and visuals.As a teacher you will be able to pick up this plan and get going without minimal preparation without the sacrifice of quality of learning.

By conortrg1

MATCHING GAME BUNDLE

MATCHING GAME BUNDLE

subscribe to all resources at uniqueclassrooms.comthis bundle includes matching games on:similescollective nounscontracted formtypes of nouns

By erylands

SIMILE MATCHING GAME

SIMILE MATCHING GAME

match up these cards to create well known similes or why not create a hide and seek trail for you class!find this and more at www.uniqueclassrooms.com

By erylands

AS LEVEL POETRY: Evening Star: Blake

AS LEVEL POETRY: Evening Star: Blake

A ppt that guides a discussion about Blake and his art and poetry. Included is a guided activity through the poem using the idea of Instagram filters as different ways of viewing the poem.

By lulujane_2004

AQA Eng Lit Anthology Stealing a boat

AQA Eng Lit Anthology Stealing a boat

This worksheet takes the student through William Wordsworth's poem and also suggests the ways that poems such as this can be studied. The sheet includes a number of tasks that are aimed at helping the students learn about the poem for themselves.

By RachealSmith41