Primary 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

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - OCT UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - OCT UPDATE

A set of resources used in the year 4 topic of, 'Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors.' Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy! NEW!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.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.OCT 2016 UPDATE: Even More resources added and Price Reduction

By dave_orritt

Rainforest Poetry

Rainforest Poetry

'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation. Several verse examples are provided for clarity. Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio.'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs. I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching. Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause. Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.

By Alice K

Readers Theatre: If You Should Catch a Leprechaun

Readers Theatre: If You Should Catch a Leprechaun

scripted for young readers, this energetic script will have readers delighting in all the ways a leprechaun hides and all the ways one could catch him! Have the students make up their own ways, and expand the script to include their ideas.

By olanna

Figurative Language Cheat Sheet! For ks2, 3 & 4

Figurative Language Cheat Sheet! For ks2, 3 & 4

Allows pupils to collect all their knowledge of similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration & hyperbole. Colourful and super useful for revision. Includes clear step-by-step presentation which provides a definition of onomatopoeia, alliteration & hyperbole. Includes an example paragraph on the PowerPoint which can be printed out for pupils.

By georgia_katherine

Chocolate Acrostic Poem Worksheet

Chocolate Acrostic Poem Worksheet

A worksheet created to accompany a 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory&' themed week. Children are asked to write an acrostic poem using the letters of the word &';chocolate'.

By julianne26

Calligrams / Shape Poetry

Calligrams / Shape Poetry

Lesson Plans for teaching the area of Calligrams / Shape poetry. Ideal for year 3/4. I have also included a set of resources for use in the genre.Reduced price.

By dave_orritt

Winter Pennant: Time to Get Back to School From the Holidays!

Winter Pennant: Time to Get Back to School From the Holidays!

This pennant is sure to get your students back in the groove of school after the Christmas break. On the pennant, students are asked to write a five to seven sentence paragraph about what they did over their Christmas break. Also, they are asked what was their most favorite present and who did they receive it from. Also, they are asked if they traveled anywhere during Christmas break and if so, where did they travel? Finally, on the perimeters of the pennant, students are asked to write an acrostic for winter as well as create a shape poem for a snowman! Students are sure to enjoy this activity as they "get in the groove" of school again in January!

By MissAlaneious

Short Story Narrative: Christmas in the Barn

Short Story Narrative: Christmas in the Barn

This resource is perfect for the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enclosed you will find five pages of a short narrative story that has a certain rhyme and rhythm to it that students will enjoy! It is a story told from a young girl’s point of view about how she wishes for a horse for Christmas. She is reminded in the story that she will still have a great Christmas even if she doesn’t get a horse; however, she is convinced that one secretly hides in the barn for her. Her mom reminds her about many other children whose parents might very well be away for Christmas. This is a very old Christmas story and was published through Scholastic in 1968. Again, the students will love many teaching and learning activities associated with the story! This story lends itself to several teaching and learning endeavors such as: (1) the use of personification; (2) great vocabulary instruction; (3) sequencing; (4) point of view; (5) Descriptive Writing; (6) research and investigation of several different states discussed in the story; (7) the use of similes to make comparisons; and (8) making predictions about what will happen next in the story based on the context clues provided! Have a great time with your students!And…Merry Christmas!

By MissAlaneious

The Littles - (Reed Novel Studies)

The Littles - (Reed Novel Studies)

The Littles is a complete 55 page novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key.Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.)You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on Teachers Pay Teachers done by the author in the same format as The Castle in the Attic.The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.

By reednovelstudies

Poem Analysis - 'Material' by Ros Barber

Poem Analysis - 'Material' by Ros Barber

For AS/A-LEVEL: Post-2000 Poetry CollectionAn 8 slide PowerPoint on Ros Barber's poem 'Material' with focus on language and structure as well as key themes, motifs and tone. Also includes some questions for students' own response.

By rosecoates

Poem Analysis - 'Inheritance' by Eavan Boland

Poem Analysis - 'Inheritance' by Eavan Boland

A 10 slide PowerPoint exploring the poetic voice, key themes and emotion within the poem 'Inheritance' by Evan Boland. Also includes student tasks to promote independent thought and analysis and some information on the poet.For AS and A level English Literature.

By rosecoates

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent Value

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent Value

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent ValueA fun and engaging triple pack of complete poetry lessons.Bundle includes:* The Deserted House Poetry Lesson* The Sandman* Poetic TermsFor more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

The Haunted House Triple Pack 2

The Haunted House Triple Pack 2

The Haunted House Triple Pack 2The haunted house triple pack of complete lessons!A fun and engaging triple pack of haunted house lessons!Bundle includes:* The Deserted House Poetry Lesson* The Spooky Ghost Story* Bakerfield LodgeFor more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

The Haunted House Triple Pack - Descriptive Writing and Poetry

The Haunted House Triple Pack - Descriptive Writing and Poetry

The haunted house triple pack of complete lessons!A fun and engaging triple pack of haunted house lessons!Bundle includes:* The Deserted House Poetry Lesson* The Haunted House Dare* Bakerfield LodgeFor more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Under the Ramadan Moon

Under the Ramadan Moon

Now, more than ever, students need to learn about the various cultures of the world in order to promote a peaceful future, filled with knowledge and understanding. Under the Ramadan Moon helps students understand the month long observance of Ramadan by their fellow classmates. While promoting a global awareness, students will also learn about verbs and repetitive lines in poems, in addition to answering comprehension questions. As a culmination, students will write their own poem to portray the month long Muslim observance of Ramadan by a modern family.

By marcyprager

KS3 comparing war poetry -develop skills for 9-1 -  Who's for the game Jessie Pope & Wilfred Owen The Send off

KS3 comparing war poetry -develop skills for 9-1 - Who's for the game Jessie Pope & Wilfred Owen The Send off

Fully differentiated (by colour) resources to support the teaching of The send off and Who's for the game with a comparison lesson. Differentiation:purple = lowerblue = middleyellow = higher Resources are ideal for KS3 in preparing students for the new specification 9-1 poetry examination.Resources also develop skills that students will need to access the language papers as part of their exploration of poetry

By LukeCrawford

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Activities to match couples in literature to books and authors, love words word search to widen vocabulary, lovers crossword to match famous lovers. With solutions.

By alimitch53