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

Mother's Day Poetry - A Recipe Poem

Mother's Day Poetry - A Recipe Poem

In this PowerPoint presentation, the renowned children's poet, David Horner, will talk your children through a clever way to write a poem for their mum for Mother's Day. It is a 'Recipe Poem'.The presentation takes the children through the entire process step by step.At the end they children will have written a recipe poem describing what goes in to making a great mum - it is bound to melt the hearts of the mums who receive them.If you and your children enjoy this lesson then watch out for our other Mother's Day poetry lessons - there will be four in total.We would love to know what you think of our resources, so why not leave us a review.All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.All the images used are from Pixabay.

By Goodeyedeers

Mother's Day Poetry

Mother's Day Poetry

In this PowerPoint presentation, the renowned children's poet, David Horner, will talk your children through a clever way to write a poem for their mum for Mother's Day.The presentation takes the children through the process step by step.At the end all the children will have written a four verse poem that will warm the hearts of the mums who receive them.If you and your children enjoy this lesson then watch out for our other Mother's Day poetry lessons - there will be four in total.We would love to know what you think of our resources, so why not leave us a review.All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.All the images used are from Pixabay.

By Goodeyedeers

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

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

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. 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. 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.

By dave_orritt

ELA Prezi Bonanza

ELA Prezi Bonanza

This is a bundle of my most popular Prezi presentations. You'll receive my Alliteration, Endangered Animal Vocabulary, Genres, Poetry Terms, Story Elements and Writing an Essay Prezis.

By XClass

Poetry Study

Poetry Study

This is a great collection of my Nikki Grimes focused poetry unit. There are three building background activities; an alliteration Prezi, a figurative language Prezi and a figurative language match game to get kids familiar with types of poetic language.Then are two full length novel studies; Words with Wings and Garvey's Choice both by Nikki Grimes.

By XClass

Easter Themed Poetry Unit.

Easter Themed Poetry Unit.

This is a poetry unit around the theme of Easter. I have worksheets for your students to complete to help them appreciate poetry writing. The exercises are easy and fun for the students but there are rules for writing that they need to appreciate and use. There is also an Easter card to make, coloring, short story writing, teacher tips and a look at Easter bonnets.My Poetry SheetAcrostic PoetryBeginning Cinquain PoetryHaiku Poetry & Teacher TipsSimile PoetryPainted Easter EggsShape PoetryEaster CardEgg ColoringClowns & EggsShort Story & Teacher TipsShort Story WritingDiamantesCatalogue PoemsSpring by MOAGEaster Bonnets

By marliv

Creative & Fun  Book Reports for Reading Comprehension

Creative & Fun Book Reports for Reading Comprehension

Finally! No more boring book reports! Kids love to be creative! This packet contain 40 different, printable worksheets and task cards which can be used for book reviews and reports. These activities are engaging, fun and they all incorporate academic language for reading comprehension. They are targeting 3rd grade through 6th grade and can be used as homework activities, collaborative group work, literacy centres activities and guided reading.• Differentiated report sheets• Collaborative group work• Creative ACTIVITIES• Concept based• Promotes use of academic language• Develops reflective and critical thinking skills• ESL appropriate with sheltering strategies• Reinforces reading comprehension skills• Develops communication and presentation skillsYou can find more inquiry based teaching ideas and FREEBIES on my blog, www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy!~Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

A Complete Reading Comprehension Kit

A Complete Reading Comprehension Kit

A bundle of best selling interactive and engaging tools for making reading comprehension integrated and fun. This bundle contains games that can be used for literacy centres or small guided reading groups, developing comprehensions skills in a fun and rigorous way. You will find creative book reports that actually motivate children to read and reflect, with everything from soap carving of characters and their traits to exploring settings, creating treasure maps and writing interviews with book characters. There are enough book reports for every day of the month if you wished. The graphic organisers can be used with ANY text. Almost 100 pages of graphic organisers to use with every reading skill and non fiction and fiction. Easy to integrate into any cross curricular subject or guided reading. Covering all reading skills: cause and effect, questioning, visualising, inferring, sequencing, making connections, reflecting, summarising and so much more. With this bundle you are saving! You can find many more inquiry based learning tools on my blog www.pypteachingtools.com.Enjoy! Susan

By susanpowers09

Garvey's Choice Discussion Questions and Answers

Garvey's Choice Discussion Questions and Answers

This is a thorough overview of Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. There are three different levels of questions so you can differentiate with your students.The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key.After the discussion questions there is a list of many examples of figurative language found in the book.The following questions types and skills are used:*Analyze characters*Identify major plot elements*Explain cause and effect relationships*Draw inferences*Determine central ideas and details*Determine theme*Describe plot*Identify conflict and resolution*Assess author's purposeThe figurative language elements addressed are:*Alliteration*Imagery*Metaphor*Onomatopoeia*Personification*Simile

By XClass

Poetry - 'The Jumblies' analysis and comprehension (primary)

Poetry - 'The Jumblies' analysis and comprehension (primary)

Two great and easy-to-do lessons for KS2 poetry work. These would also be ideal for use around World Poetry Day (21st March 2017)The lessons are based on 'The Jumblies' nonsense poem, by Edward Lear. All lesson resources, differentiated activities, answers and planning are provided as part of the pack.Lesson 1: Reading the poem and identifying various key features. Then an extension to rewrite a verse, using a supporting guide sheet if necessary.Lesson 2: Fully differentiated reading comprehension tasks, based on the poem. Answers are also included!There is differentiation built into both lessons, with challenge tasks and activity support for those who need it.The flexibility of the lessons means that I have been able to use them in Years 4 to 6, but it could also be easily adapted for younger children.Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use!Includes:*Teacher PowerPoint presentation*4 differentiated comprehension task sheets (lower, middle and higher ability); all answers also provided*Extra verse writing guide (2 versions)*Text version of the poem*Full planning grid, linked to English curriculumPlease see the Goldtopfox shop for more great English and general teaching resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

'Twas the fright before Christmas - A blackly funny play script and poem.

'Twas the fright before Christmas - A blackly funny play script and poem.

A Christmas tale of extremely ungrateful and children who get taught a lesson at the hands of a reformed Ebeneezer Scrooge, with a good few laughs built in. Blackly humorous in the style of a revolting rhyme. There are two versions of this, the original rhyming couplet poem so that you can see and hear its rhythm and the scripted version that you can use for performance and allocating parts.

By sidriver

SalePoems of the Decade Bundle

Poems of the Decade Bundle

This bumper bundle includes 9 of the 'Poems of the Decade' collection. It explores language, structure, key themes and poem suggestions for comparison for each poem.Suitable for GCSE and AS/A-level poetry study.Includes:To My Nine-year-old self - Helen DunmoreAn Easy Passage - Julia CopusChainsaw Vs the Pampas Grass - Simon ArmitageEat Me - Patience AgbabiInheritance - Eavan BolandMaterial - Ros BarberThe Deliverer - Tishani DoshiThe Gun - Vicki FeaverA Leisure Centre is also a Temple of Learning - Sue Boyle

By rosecoates

A Fun Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt

A Fun Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt

A Scavenger hunt is a great, get-em-out of their seats thinking activity. This printable literacy activity, focusing on the many different ways we can express ourselves, is perfect for assessing and reviewing the children’s ability to recognise and use figurative language. Through an active scavenger hunt, the kids have to find the form of expression in each text task card. But, also included in each card are examples of figurative language. They must find the figurative language too! Two rigorous and engaging activities rolled into one. This packet is aligned with 3rd and 4th grade CCSS ELA L.3 and RL4. This is a great activity to use with literacy centres or whole class. I actually designed this for my 3rd graders as a lesson tying in with our unit of inquiry about How We Express Ourselves. I stuck the text cards around the room. The children then had to take their worksheet and clipboards and wander around, finding the form and figurative language in each card. The text is differentiated with the blue cards being more challenging than the pink, thus you can meet the needs of all readers. I do give the kids opportunity to choose for themselves whether they wish to challenge themselves with all of the cards or just stick to the pink cards. It was thoroughly engaging. There is also a follow up activity with longer text about American Indian folktales. The children had to identify the main idea and supporting details of this text as part of guided reading. This can also be used to find and identify the figurative language within this text, thus increasing the rigour once more. Included:•Self-reflection/assessment sheet•Differentiated quiz sheets: pink questions are less challenging than blue, I give the kids the choice.•12 differentiated scavenger hunt text cards. ( some contain more than one type of figurative language to increase the rigor)•Differentiated text of American Indian folktale.•Main idea and supporting detail worksheets•Recording sheets for finding and identifying the figurative language from the story.•3 Picture sheets to use as provocation/background building, writing activity where the children have to create their own figurative language or as inspiration for descriptive writing. ( I used these for descriptive writing paragraphs and expository writing) I hope you enjoy this resource. Please take a look in my store for many more inquiry based activities. Thank you for your purchase! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Sunflower Poetry Writers Workshop

Sunflower Poetry Writers Workshop

The multi-faceted sunflower, in all of its glory, is the subject for this 5 day poetry writing workshop. With the emphasis on voice and descriptive writing, this workshop engages the young writers with art looking at the colour, texture and shapes of sunflowers, using other poets' work as examples. Big emphasis also on identifying figurative language and adding it to our poetry.Enjoy! Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

Peer Assessment and Improvement Lesson

Peer Assessment and Improvement Lesson

This is a one-off lesson that I used regularly in my teaching, either at the end of a longer piece of written classwork or at the end of an assessment. I even use this for sixth form teaching when they are handing in essays.The lesson involves:- A broken-down success criteria sheet that can be altered depending on topic- A PowerPoint that guides students through detailed peer-assessment- Students are each given a skill to assess and will peer assess five other pieces of work in a carousel activity. This works best with tables of 6. At the end of the lesson each student's work will have been assessed for each skill and by 5 other people. - Students will then improve their work based on this peer assessment before reflecting and showing their teacher where they feel they have improved their work the most.- The teacher can then mark with minimal annotations and see if they agree with the peer assessment.This lesson teaches itself once students have been trained into doing it!

By JustJen13

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

SaleSingh Song! - Daljit Nagra - AQA Poetry - Love and Relationships

Singh Song! - Daljit Nagra - AQA Poetry - Love and Relationships

An outstanding and engaging lesson on Nagra's 'Singh Song!' with 25 visually engaging and informative slides.Assessment Objectives linked to the New AQA English Literature Specification.This presentation will last 2/3 lessons and includes:Visually engaging slidesStarter/PlenaryExtension tasksThink, Pair and Share OpportunitiesContextual Information on the author.A reading of the poemA video explaining the poemIn depth stanza by stanza analysis using colour coding system.Questions for understandingExploration of key themesGlossary/Key terms exploredRelevant and engaging plenary to consolidate the students' learningStructure MeaningImageryLanguage EffectA writing task which will support learning and understanding in English LanguageA must have for anyone looking to teach 'Singh Song!'.

By russellhealy

Poetry & Cultural Identity (Lesson 12) - Comparing Island Man and Blessing

Poetry & Cultural Identity (Lesson 12) - Comparing Island Man and Blessing

A KS3 lesson to introduce students to the concept of poetry and cultural identity. Will act as a good introduction to the AQA Poems from Other Cultures anthology. This lesson is designed for students who already have a secure understanding and analysis of Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker and Island Man by Grace Nichols. The lesson asks students to write a mini essay comparing the two poems, using the PETAL Paragraph technique. A word document copy of each of the poems is included in this download. This lesson is designed to help students develop the tasks needed for the comparative essay task in the English Literature GCSE.The lesson includes a Do Now, differentiated outcomes, differentiated starter, main task and plenary.

By larcher3

Writing Basics Series

Writing Basics Series

Step-By-Step Activities to Better Writing! The eight books included in the series are: Writing Sentences, Writing Paragraphs, Understanding Paragraphs, Writing Stories, Writing Poems, Writing Letters, Writing Book Reports, & Writing Short Reports.

By RemediaPub

Writing Poems: Writing Basics Series

Writing Poems: Writing Basics Series

The delightful activities in this book provide the perfect approach to introducing students to the special kind of writing used to create poetry. They will gain an appreciation for this captivating way of expressing humor, personal feelings, strong emotion, or entire stories. Beginning poets will quickly become caught up in the enjoyment of writing their own simple rhymes. They will learn about and practice the different forms of poetry such as couplets, triplets, quatrains, haikus, and free verse. Inspiring examples, clever illustrations, and plentiful stimulating suggestions help to motivate and encourage the creative development of expressive poetry. Student gain confidence in their writing abilities and will experience pride as they share their poems with their classmates.

By RemediaPub

SaleMixed Wordsearch Bundle

Mixed Wordsearch Bundle

A bundle of wordsearches for wordsearch addicts! Various subjects, ideal to use as starters or extension tasks. £40.00 worth of resources for £12.00.

By Rachel___

Ancient Greek Poetry - the first Olympics

Ancient Greek Poetry - the first Olympics

A complete week of English planning, presentations and resources. written for year 3/ 4 but very easy to adapt for other age ranges. Every resource needed is included.Links with an Olympic and/or Ancient Greek topic. Perfect unit when preparing for a class or sharing assembly, as chdn create a performance poem at the end of the week.Objectives covered:Explore concrete (shape) poetry.Learn about the events at the ancient Greek games.Write poems using the laurel wreath shape (about Olympic events)Perform the poems in groups, creating a collaborative poem by combining your work.You could even create a laurel wreath to wear that also contains your poem! (great for class assemblies)Please leave feedback.

By Raphella

Lent Lesson Plans - three week unit

Lent Lesson Plans - three week unit

This resource contains three great lesson plans to teach children all about Lent. It is suitable for ages 7 -11. The three lessons are: 1) Ash Wednesday/Start of Lent, 2) Lent - Giving Something Up; and 3) Lent - Doing Good Deeds. Each plan contains detailed instructions, a list of objectives for three levels of abilities, questions and answers for the children, whole class discussions and literacy activities for the children to do at their desks. Each lesson contains an easy-to-read version of the bible story/prayer. There are also templates which can be used for the literacy activities. No further preparation is required. Each lesson is also available individually.

By blossomingminds

Edward Lear - A Collection

Edward Lear - A Collection

A Brilliant and Large collection of works by the excellent Edward Lear which includes:- Book of Nonsense- More Nonsense- Nonsense Songs- Nonsense Stories- The Jumblies and Other Nonsense VersesBetter still, everything is saves as MS Word documents so you can cut, paste and adapt these resources to your hearts content!

By duvetpublishing

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

Literary devices/ language techniques CARD SORT

Literary devices/ language techniques CARD SORT

15 techniques with easy to understand definitions and examples. Colour-coded to make it easier to see which category each card belongs to. The examples cards can be removed for lower ability students or added as an extension.

By m1ssR