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

Writing Techniques Volvelle - fun end of term activity!

Writing Techniques Volvelle - fun end of term activity!

This Volvelle teaches your classes the definitions for some different writing techniques and is a wonderful revision tool. Words and definitions included are: personification, assonance, metaphor, Onomatopoeia, simile and alliteration. A volvelle or wheel chart is a type of slide chart, constructed from paper with rotating parts. It’s brilliant for both teaching and revision. The student sticks the definitions on the Volvelle and then can use it as a revision tool. They are fun to make!The volvelle worksheet is complete with instructions on what your class should do, so it really helps make this lesson fun and easy.With this resource, you get a fascinating Volvelle PowerPoint which is 10 slides long and can be used to teach your class all about Volvelles. This makes a great starter to your lesson, and the presentation includes a script, making you the instant expert!There is a stage by stage teachers pictorial guide on how to put the volvelle together, which includes lots of useful advice and tips so you can be confident when you teach your class.To sum up, you get:• The Volvelle worksheet which has the definitions on it• A presentation about Volvelles• A lesson plan• A stage by stage teachers Guide on how to make a volvelle

By VolvelleEducation

Leisure by W.H.Davies: PPT, poem and worksheets

Leisure by W.H.Davies: PPT, poem and worksheets

Ideas for using the poem 'Leisure’ by W.H.Davies with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils or exploring poetry about nature. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains:* A useful PPT which contains: the poem; supporting visual images; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion and follow-up activities.* A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight.* Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to exploring the poet's use of language and opinion.

By karenmoncrieffe

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

Transition Day Activities

Transition Day Activities

Special offer! Get this for FREE using code MARVELLOUS-MAY at checkout.Popular resource!This activity pack is for move-up or transition sessions for primary teachers meeting their new classes. The adaptable activities are suitable for Years 1-6 and the pack contains a lesson plan and activities for a fun moving-up session. The activity allows pupils to work together to make a class poem that spells out the name of their new class. The session is based around Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’ and includes suggestions for how it can be easily adapted to ages and abilities.This resource is structured in the following way:1. Fun warm up activities and ice-breaker games including name games and a classroom hunt activity.2. An interactive circle time activity that helps the class to become familiar with Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’.3. A group activity in which pupils create their own verses for the alphabet poem, using the letters that spell out your class name or their new teacher's name.4. A whole class performance of the poem, spelling out the name of their new class.Check out our other popular resource packs:Summer Performance Poetry Pack KS1Summer Sports Poetry Pack KS2Going to Sea Poetry PackStone Age Boy Pack

By KS2History

KS3- Shakespeare & Context Pt1

KS3- Shakespeare & Context Pt1

Find included a scheme of work with all activities, power-points and resources for teaching a broad introduction to Shakespeare, geared at KS3. Part one includes a "Why Study Shakespeare?" lesson, plus four other lessons on context, the Globe and genres. Part two includes three lessons on the Comedies (Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew). Part three comprises the histories (Richard III, Henry V and Julius Ceasar) and also the tragedies (Romeo & Juliet and Antony & Cleopatra) .Key skills: plot and character overviews, introductions into Shakespeare's language (looking at extracts) plus creative activities.

By tess247

Shakespeare & Context P.3

Shakespeare & Context P.3

Find included a scheme of work with all activities, power-points and resources for teaching a broad introduction to Shakespeare, geared at KS3. Part one includes a "Why Study Shakespeare?" lesson, plus four other lessons on context, the Globe and genres. Part two includes three lessons on the Comedies (Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew). Part three comprises the histories (Richard III, Henry V and Julius Ceasar) and also the tragedies (Romeo & Juliet and Antony & Cleopatra) .Key skills: plot and character overviews, introductions into Shakespeare's language (looking at extracts) plus creative activities.

By tess247

KS3 Literary Devices Pt1

KS3 Literary Devices Pt1

All powerpoints, resources and activities for a KS3 introduction to literary devices. Part one includes: tricolons, onomatopoeia, metaphors and similes, senses and imagery, hyperbole and meiosis, pathetic fallacy, archaism and aphorism.Enjoy :)

By tess247

KS3 Literary Devices Pt2

KS3 Literary Devices Pt2

Second part to part one, with 11 lessons (all powerpoints, resources and worksheets included) on: verisimilitude, mythological reference, kinaesthesia, oxymoron and paradox, epistrophe and anaphora, iambic pentameter (a hard one to teach!), mood and atmosphere, an AFL literary devices quiz, allegory and allusion.Enjoy!

By tess247

My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns: PPT, poem and worksheets

My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns: PPT, poem and worksheets

Ideas for using the poem 'My Heart’s in the Highlands' by Robert Burns with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils, looking at poetry about landscapes or introducing primary pupils to the work of Robert Burns. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains:* A useful PPT which contains: the poem; an accompanying glossary with supporting visual images; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion and follow-up activities.* A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight.* Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to exploring the poet's use of language and finding textual evidence.

By karenmoncrieffe

New Class Activity Pack

New Class Activity Pack

Special offer! Get this for FREE using code MARVELLOUS-MAY at checkout.Popular for 2017!This back-to-school activity pack is for teachers meeting their new classes. The adaptable activities are suitable for different age groups and the pack contains a lesson plan and activities for a fun session getting to know your new class. The activity allows pupils to work together to make a class poem that spells out the name of their new class. The session is based around Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’ and includes suggestions for how it can be easily adapted to ages and abilities.This resource is structured in the following way:1. Fun warm up activities and ice-breaker games including name games and a classroom hunt activity.2. An interactive circle time activity that helps the class to become familiar with Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’.3. A group activity in which pupils create their own verses for the alphabet poem, using the letters that spell out your class name or their new teacher's name.4. A whole class performance of the poem, spelling out the name of their new class.

By KS2History

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

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 juliannebritton

Summer Poetry Planning

Summer Poetry Planning

Special offer! Get this for FREE using code MARVELLOUS-MAY at checkout.Very popular resource! Download our new Summer Performance Poetry Pack, a five-lesson English unit for Year 1 and Year 2, based on performing summer poetry and great for early English learners.In this unit, pupils will read a classic summer poem about a baby playing with the sand on the beach. Pupils will have a chance to consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poem is read aloud. There is also a grammar focus on expanded nouns and using command sentences. Children will work towards creating their own version of the summer poem and turning it into an effective performance, which could be used for a summer-themed assembly or celebration.The aims of the unit for pupils are:• To listen to a classic summer poem being read aloud• To use expanded nouns• To use command sentences• To prepare a poetry performance including actions• To perform a poem to an audienceThe PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poem and all accompanying pupil resources.You may also like our other KS1 poetry packs:Going to Sea Poetry PackTransition Day Activity Pack Year 2 Performance Poetry PackSpring Performance Poetry

By KS2History

A  sensory walk of discovery along the sea shore

A sensory walk of discovery along the sea shore

This animated Power Point consists of seventeen slides which include a story, a guessing game, two poems and an activity which involves sorting words into groups that rhyme . Pupils are then challenged to create a poem of their own . The story takes the listener on a journey along the shore-line and using all five senses they explore the environment and discover six items along the way. At the end of the story, having listened really carefully to the descriptions, the audience have to guess what they have scavenged. There follows two poems. The first is about a group of girls who go down to a beach to play, the audience again has to use clues to work out which person meets with a crab. The second poem asks the audience to swim with a mermaid. Where would they go? What would they see? Who would they meet? The strong rhyming schemes within the poems are used as an activity for the pupils to group together words that sound the same but may be spelled differently. They are invited to write their own poem about swimming with a mermaid.Suitable for ages 6+

By jlimb

sea-shore studies our oceans our future

sea-shore studies our oceans our future

I have bundled together five resources which will be ideal for studies on oceans and seas. It would be ideal for World Oceans Day but equally could be used throughout the summer term. There are stories and quizzes, guessing games and activities aplenty here.Suitable for audiences aged 6 to 11 years.

By jlimb

Ten Things in Roald Dahl's Pocket

Ten Things in Roald Dahl's Pocket

A powerpoint presentation on how to improve a simple poem by adding layers of descriptive language. Based on a Pie Corbett poem Ten Things in a Wizard's Pocket, ideal for poetry week, Roald Dahl day, gifted and talented. Can be edited to suit any topic. Written for year 6 but could be used in any age group and edited appropriately.

By anitanevin

rhyming words : swimming with a mermaid

rhyming words : swimming with a mermaid

This resource accompanies a Power Point presentation but could be used in isolation. Pupils are asked to group words according to how they rhyme and then they are required to add more of their own choosing. The words can then be used to create a poem of their own about swimming with a mermaid. This resource is useful for spelling and phonics work and will compliment the study of oceans and seas.Suitable for ages 7+

By jlimb

Lower KS2 Reading Comprehension Cards based on Hedgehogs

Lower KS2 Reading Comprehension Cards based on Hedgehogs

This superb set of Lower KS2 reading comprehension cards will provide you with a fun and stimulating way to challenge your children.The cards are based on the topic of Hedgehogs and include fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts with a range of inference questions. The resource comes with a set of answers which can be used either to aid speed of marking or for children to check their own answers.We would suggest that the cards be laminated so that your children can write on and wipe off when their answers have been checked.

By jessplex

The Sandman  and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

The Sandman and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

The Sandman and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with StartersTwo engaging top selling lessons + a starter pack with word games!Fantastic value!Click on the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

WJEC Eduqas poetry unseen and anthology with A3 sheets

WJEC Eduqas poetry unseen and anthology with A3 sheets

This bundle is all of my poetry resources from my KS3/GCSE/A-Level lessons and includes all PPTs from the lessons too. It also has GCSE poetic device posters for your classroom or for a carousel activity, and chunks down poems using A3 sheets for analysis. Whole bundle would cost £28.00, save 43%.

By ChristyJade1

The Lake Isle of Innisfree: PPT, poem and worksheets

The Lake Isle of Innisfree: PPT, poem and worksheets

Ideas for using the poem 'The Lake of Innisfree' by W.B. Yeats with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils or looking for a poem involving contrasting locations. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains:* A useful PPT which contains: the poem; an accompanying glossary; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion and follow-up activities.* A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight.* Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to the author's opinion and use of language.

By karenmoncrieffe

WRITING RESOURCES: THE  EGYPTIANS,  GREEKS AND ROMANS

WRITING RESOURCES: THE EGYPTIANS, GREEKS AND ROMANS

These resources were designed to support students develop confidence in their writing skills. Each resource gives them opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks and The Romans through activities that involve writing in a variety of genre.

By jorgill

ANCIENT GREECE WRITING RESOURCES

ANCIENT GREECE WRITING RESOURCES

This resource was designed to support students in writing independently using different genre (information text, story writing, poetry and description). The resources focuses on the adventures of both of Jason and Heracles, a comparison between Sparta and Athena, and mythical creates.

By jorgill

ANCIENT EGYPT - writing resources

ANCIENT EGYPT - writing resources

The activities are designed to support students in writing in different genres, whilst gaining confidence in their writing skills. It gives them an opportunity to use their punctuation and grammar skills. The activities can be used as independent learning activities or guided writing lessons.

By jorgill