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

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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

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Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

'Ben and Me' is a complete 65 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 this novel study.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

Allusions in Literature Unit Bundle- Allusion Lessons

Allusions in Literature Unit Bundle- Allusion Lessons

These allusion lessons are perfect for personalized, differentiated, flipped, and/or 1:1 technology classrooms!ANDThis pack also works great in teacher led and planned traditional classrooms! PDF printable options are included on EVERY activity! I have included lesson plans & unit plan for both types of instruction! These can be applied to one anchor novel or story, yet is open to work with any novel, story, or poem! I have included application activities to the novels To Kill a Mockingbird and The Outsiders as I have frequently taught allusion in conjunction with these texts. I have recently opened my teaching style to include a personalized learning platform of teaching and learning. I have relied less on prescribed texts for all students, and started offering more voice and choice in learning options, as well as assessment options. I have included both a standard set of lesson plans, as well as a personalized learning plan and week outline of teaching, coaching, and assessing options. Contents:-1 Google Presentation Lesson- 36 Slides, 9 Videos, 3 Quick Check Slides-1 Note taking sheet for the lesson-both PDF and Google Doc-1 Practice with allusions-both PDF and Google Doc-3 Summative (Final) Assessment Options-both PDF and Google Doc-1 Mini-Lesson on Allusions for student support as Google Presentation-1 PDF version of Kate Chopin’s ���Story of an Hour” to use with the mini-lesson - Lesson plans for the unit- Personalized learning unit plan-No prep plans! - Allusion assessments for both To Kill a Mockingbird & The Outsiders-both PDF and Google Doc- Personalized learning information and support

By taylor1teacher

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing LessonTaking advantage of the new movie release, this light lesson focuses on the show, not tell, technique in descriptive writing.The complete lesson includes:• Sentence improvement starter• Plot slide of Beauty and the Beast• Trailer clips• Lesson objectives• Show not tell technique explained + video clip• Additional writing tips• Two images for students to describe and relate back to the class• Beauty and the Beast bingo plenary, with 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s cardAn easy, but engaging lesson students should enjoy – especially fans of Beauty and the Beast!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Youtube trailer of Beauty and the Beast, Cooltext.com, myfreebingo.com, IMDB and Wikipedia)

By EngageinEnglish

Peace At Last

Peace At Last

A 2 week unit plan for teaching Peace At Last. Children are actively involved in learning with re-telling the story, sequencing pictures and a pyjama day! Activities are differentiated and the plan is adaptable to suit the needs of your children.

By jotaylor01

Easter Fill-er-in-er-er

Easter Fill-er-in-er-er

This is another of my units of ‘Fill-er-in-er-ers’ which are 10 enjoyable and informative lessons. The series is about different subjects and learning experiences. There are 10 activities that can be used in a variety of ways, as a unit of work over a week or so, individual homework or class lesson, some can be group activities and the series can be used as extension activities…or in any way you like. This is a poetry ‘filler’ which includes:Easter MessagesOriginal Poetry AppreciationDylan Thomas PortraitsClerihew PoetryDiamantesThan-bauk PoemsEzra Pound CoupletsHaiku Poetry

By marliv

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Real Life Mystery Writing

Real Life Mystery Writing

A 13 slide PowerPoint lesson aiding students in writing mystery stories. With key mystery writing vocabulary and success criteria as well as examples of famous 'real-life' mysteries for students to discuss, this is an engaging lesson for KS3 or can be easily amended for other abilities!

By MissCResources

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

Pirate Literacy Unit of Work (Y3-4)

Pirate Literacy Unit of Work (Y3-4)

A detailed literacy unit of work (up to 6 weeks) focused on Pirates based around 'The Tea-Swigging Pirate Jones' as an inspirational text.A great resource with lesson plans consisting of differentiated activities which should save hours of planning. Plans can be adapted for use with other textsAlso includes some additional powerpoint resources which may be of use.

By duvetpublishing

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Pirates Unit Of Work & Texts

Pirates Unit Of Work & Texts

A unit of planned lessons for up to 6 weeks based on the inspirational text 'The Tea Swiggin' Pirate Jones' Includes the inspiration text and others in the series which may also be useful with some additional resources.

By duvetpublishing

World Book Day - Bumper 100 Question Book Quiz

World Book Day - Bumper 100 Question Book Quiz

This resource is a highly visual, fully editable and interactive, 100 question powerpoint quiz on books, poems and authors. It is an ideal resource for World Book Day and can be used with a tutor group or in an assembly.The quiz contains 100 questions with multiple choice answers, with varying degrees of challenge. It has nine categories.Classic BooksHarry PotterOpening and Closing LinesDavid WalliamsAuthorsMichael MorpurgoPoemsDiariesMiscellaneousThe quiz can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the book image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is included to allow individuals/teams to record their answers. Sample questions:Prospero, Miranda, Ariel and Caliban are all characters from which Shakespeare play? What is the second book of the old testament called? What is the most widely distributed, most translated and best-selling book of all time? In Charlotte's Web, what is the name of the pig that Charlotte becomes friends with?What is the name of the lion in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?Towards the end of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge buys the Cratchits an enormous what?What name is given to the deadly phantoms that guard Azkaban Prison?Who is Joe’s best friend in David Walliams Billionaire Boy?In Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful, what is Private Peaceful’s first name?The popular series of children’s books about a magic football is written by which professional sports player?This resource is also suitable for SEN students due to the highly visual nature of the resource and the multiple choice format.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

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Skellig and William Blake - 23 Lessons

Skellig and William Blake - 23 Lessons

Workbook of 23 lessons on the topic of Skellig and the poetry of William Blake. Designed for higher ability Year 8 class. Also included is a notes and quotes booklet for key points for each chapter, a powerpoint with 14 lessons

By MissOzenbrook

KS 2 READING PRACTICE TEST

KS 2 READING PRACTICE TEST

This resource has been created to be used as a GENTLE Key Stage 2 Reading Practice TEST. Its purpose is to increase pupils’ confidence and help prepare them for the Reading Test by offering a Test Booklet that has been designed to resemble the National Curriculum tests. Pupils will become familiar with the layout and requirements of the tests but without the ‘pressure’ associated by formal testing.The three texts are; ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’ by Edward Lear. A non-fiction text; ‘Barn Owls’ and ‘Macavity, the Mystery Cat’ by T.S. Eliot. Pupils enjoy working through these classic and interesting texts, sometimes seeing them from new and surprising perspectives.A completed test booklet has also been included so pupils can ‘mark’ their own work - this saves teacher’s precious ‘marking time’ and also allows for discussion of answers. This resource is also a handy ‘pick-up and go’ resource when things become hectic in class.

By crigdon

English: Writing, Reasons to Write, Comprehension Strategies, Samples of Texts

English: Writing, Reasons to Write, Comprehension Strategies, Samples of Texts

all classesThe Reasons to Write Noticeboard and Pictures are a display showing pupils different reasons why they may want to write or why others write- a card, a letter, menus, new-papers, etc. These can be printed and laminated and used for display.The four sample documents show examples to explain to children what each one is and can be used as a visual aid to remember them.The Comprehension Strategies document explains the different strategies and can be printed out large and displayed in the classroom to help children when they are reading a new/difficult piece of text.These resources link the strands of Reading and Writing.

By mcleanedel

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

Poetry Michael Rosen

Poetry Michael Rosen

A short plan well-suited for small group or whole class guided reading poetry sessions. Michael Rosen's poem 'Don't' is an effective way of teaching rhyming couples and has been thoroughly enjoyed by lower key stage two classes.

By Nic1603

World Book Day - 108 Question Book Quiz

World Book Day - 108 Question Book Quiz

This resource contains a 108 question paper-based quiz on a variety of literature and genres -books, poems and authors. It is an ideal resource for World Book Day. Although pupils may be able to answer some of the questions, the quiz has been designed to encourage pupils to research the answers. It could be used in a variety of ways - in class, for competition purposes and / or for homework. It could be undertaken individually or as part of a group.By researching these questions pupils will be introduced to a wide range of literature and genres, both classic and contemporary. Hopefully, it will inspire and motivate pupils to read something they have not read before.Sample questions:What was the name of the landlord’s daughter in the Highwayman?Who wrote a biography of Roald Dahl called Fantastic Mr Dahl? What are the names of the three farmers in Fantastic Mr Fox? Which book, first published in 1605, has sold more than 300 million copies worldwide?In which book do you find the phrases ‘messing about in boats’ and ‘poop, poop’ feature?Who wrote the science fiction novel Brave New World?What is the name of the wizard who appears in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings?In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, what is the price on the Mad Hatter's hat?In Kubla Khan what was the name of the sacred river? What are the names of the two feuding families in Romeo and Juliet?For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

40 Lyric Reading Comprehensions Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

40 Lyric Reading Comprehensions Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

10 week bumper pack of reading comprehensions linked to a variety of rock, pop and alternative songs specifically chosen for this pack. This is particularly suitable for Years 5, 6 and 7. Each song is broken down into 4 reading comprehensions, starting with retrieval and recording, then context clues, inference and finally an assessment where children are encouraged to work out what type of question they are being asked. Weekly lesson plans are provided along with answer sheets. Breaking reading down into key skills will allow children to appreciate, understand and enjoy these songs whilst focusing on improving their comprehension with this structured and precise method. Songs include: Big Yellow Taxi (by Joni Mitchell) Indian Sunset (by Elton John) Ironic (by Alanis Morissette) Pompeii (by Bastille) Space Oddity (by David Bowie) The Trooper (by Iron Maiden) The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (by Gordon Lightfoot) Thriller (by Michael Jackson) What is Truth? (by Johnny Cash) What’s he Building? (by Tom Waits)

By mracdpresent

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KS2 Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

KS2 Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Download our most popular and well-loved planning packs from KS2history, all in one brilliant mega bundle! Each pack contains a full unit of work (detailed planning and accompanying resources) and is built around the 2014 National Curriculum for KS2. This is an excellent investment for KS2 teachers, subject co-ordinators and school leaders. All of our lessons are planned by outstanding teachers. History packs: - Stone Age to Iron Age Pack - Romans in Britain Pack - Shang Dynasty - Benin Kingdom Pack Literacy Packs - Escape from Pompeii - How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth - Egyptian Cinderella - Victorian Poetry - Beowulf - Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions) - Stone Age Boy

By KS2History

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Performance Poetry -  Mega Bundle

Performance Poetry - Mega Bundle

Download our popular performance poetry units as a mega bundle! This bundle is a great investment for school leaders and literacy co-ordinators to support teachers in teaching classic poetry eel across the school. Each unit builds up to a poetry performance. Each of these planning packs includes full lesson plans and accompanying resources and is designed for the 2014 National Curriculum, with integrated SPAG objectives. All of our lessons are written by literacy experts and outstanding teachers.

By KS2History

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New GCSE Poetry Huge Bundle!

New GCSE Poetry Huge Bundle!

This huge resource pack contains highly stimulating, detailed, and informative whole-lesson resources for 15 different poems - each pf the poems feature on the new GCSE poetry lists for the vast majority of examining boards. The poems included are largely from the Relationships and War/Conflict poetry lists.Individually, these resources are worth around 30 pounds, meaning that you make a saving of 73% by purchasing the bundle!Each lesson employs a wide range of teaching and learning strategies, with a large variety of interesting tasks and ideas. This pack contains a whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation for each poem, in addition to all of the worksheets, task resources, and lesson plans that you need to teach. Bayonet Charge - Ted HughesBefore You Were Mine - Carol Ann DuffyDulce et Decorum est - Wilfred OwenIn Paris with You - James FentonLove's Philosophy - Percy Bysshe ShelleyMametz Wood - Owen SheersMother, Any Distance - Simon ArmitageNeutral Tones - Thomas Hardynext to of course god america i - E.E. CummingsOut of the Blue - Simon ArmitageSonnet 116 - William ShakespeareThe Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred, Lord TennysonThe Falling Leaves - Margaret Postgate ColeWhat Were They Like? - Denise LevertovWhen We Two Parted - Lord ByronAll images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the presentations.

By TandLGuru

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Grammar Word Mats for Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions & Synonyms

Grammar Word Mats for Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions & Synonyms

There are over 1500 different words in these word mats which include:• Adjectives (137 different words)• Adverbs (over 800 different words)• Conjunctions (over 350 different words)• Synonyms (240 different words)Th conjunctions types are:• Causal • Comparative• Coordinating• Explaining• Listing• Opposing• Subordinating• Time

By mrichmond