Elementary School Poetry lesson plans and activities

Resources and ideas for 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

My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess

GCSE English Revision Tool or Overview of the poem from the AQA Poetry AnthologyContains: Contextual background for students, quick quotation work using the title as a starting point, annotation activities focusing on both the content and key events as well as the tone of the narration.Key terminology - dramatic monologue explained.Plenary writing task to encourage students to discuss the message of the poem, with differentiated ideas for students to use in building their own opinion of the poem.

By jigglemama

Dulce et Decorum est Revision Notes

Dulce et Decorum est Revision Notes

A three page revision booklet on the poem Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen. This booklet has the same notes as the ones in my revision PowerPoint for Dulce et Decorum est which can be found in my shop (link listed below) along with other revision PowerPoints and notes for the WJEC 2017 Anthology book. Included in the booklet is:-Analysis of Language-Context -Meaning of the title -Structure -Attitudes themes and ideas -Rhyming scheme -Poetic Techniques -Info on Jessie PopePlease note this booklet is not interactive, it gives the information in a comprehensive way. Look out for more of the poems in the WJEC anthology book for 2017 coming out soon. Please leave any constructive criticism or positive feedback below and apologies for any mistakes or inaccuracies you may find.To find more English and History Resources visit my shop -- https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/lydiafirth

By lydiafirth

Ozymandias Revision Notes

Ozymandias Revision Notes

A three page revision booklet on the poem Ozymandias by Percy Byshee Kelly. This booklet has the same notes as the ones in my revision PowerPoint for Ozymandias which can be found in my shop (link listed below) along with other revision PowerPoints and notes for the WJEC 2017 Anthology book. Included in the booklet is:-Analysis of Language-Context -Meaning of the title -Structure -Attitudes themes and ideas -Rhyming scheme Please note this booklet is not interactive, it gives the information in a comprehensive way. Look out for more of the poems in the WJEC anthology book for 2017 coming out soon. Please leave any constructive criticism or positive feedback below and apologies for any mistakes or inaccuracies you may find.To find more English and History Resources visit my shop -- https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/lydiafirth

By lydiafirth

Analysing Poetry - Death of a Naturalist

Analysing Poetry - Death of a Naturalist

A worksheet designed to take students through exploring language in a poem. Could be used as unseen poetry practice, or could be used after to teaching the poem to assess learning. Questions are suited to Key Stage 3 or lower ability Key Stage 4.

By misswright2

Shape Poetry Planning

Shape Poetry Planning

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

Summer Poetry Planning

Summer Poetry Planning

Download our new Summer Performance Poetry Pack!A five-lesson literacy unit of summer poetry planning for Year 1 and Year 2, based on performing summer poetry and built around the KS1 literacy objectives. 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 PackYear 2 Performance Poetry PackSpring Performance Poetry

By KS2History

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

This is the ultimate Philosophy for Children (P4C) Pack: perfect for any teacher wishing to bring philosophy and critical thinking into their classroom.It contains 20 resources and includes:-An 8-Lesson P4C Course-Debate generating software-Philosophy Boxes Discussion Sessions-A P4C Display Pack-A host of other tools and templatesTeaching philosophy is my passion and this resource has been made by me over years of spreading the joy of philosophy to young minds. I hope you will help me bring philosophy into the lives of children around the world by using this resource .This product is suitable for any teacher (around the world) to bring P4C into their classroom. It provides enough resources for whole-school initiatives and may be of interest to those in leadership positions, or coordinating P4C/PSHE/SMSC/Ethics provisions.Its uses include:-Introducing philosophy and P4C-Boosting critical-thinking skills-Enhancing metacognitive ability-Practicing conversation and debate skillsFeel free to email me with any questions :)Adam,godwin86@gmail.com----------------------"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda

By godwin86

Squidgebob character pack to promote reading, writing in key stage 1, 2, EYFS/ EYFP/ wall dispalys

Squidgebob character pack to promote reading, writing in key stage 1, 2, EYFS/ EYFP/ wall dispalys

These quirky characters can help with ideas to Play games in Early Years, create activities and challenges for the outdoors and forest school, spark ideas for writing stories in key stage 1 and 2, make rhymes, match to meet and develop curriculum outcomes, learning about ‘ourselves’, likes, dislikes and much more, take it the way you and your children wish to meet their learning needs! Guess which animals they are made up of!The Squidgebobs are introduced in this pack, they have elephant bodies and giraffe necks and heads.They could be laminated, cut out for you to place them where you wish in your classroom/ learning area or used as whole pictures/ photos for displays etc.Some ideas may be that they get stuck in certain situations and need the children's help or the children could develop a wall display with stories about their antics. They each have their own unique personality so each may solve problems or find sticky situations differently, this may help the children to develop a empathy.Thank you for purchasing and have fun!Ideal for Early years foundation stage/ phase, key stage 1 and 2, outdoor, forest school, reading and writing, stories, poems and more.

By fb1983

Shape poems

Shape poems

A fun lesson that gets pupils thinking about the importance of structure in poems. Ideal for KS2/3 pupils, this resource features a range of examples to stimulate discussion and creativity.

By SIKLessons

Pop music lyrics analsyed as poetry

Pop music lyrics analsyed as poetry

A selection of song lyrics that serve as a unit of work introducing poetry analysis skills. Each song has its own lesson complete with an appropriate starter activity and analysis of the song as well as an exam style question to stretch more able pupils.Song lyrics are provided as are links to YouTube videos.Songs analysed are as follows:Black Eyed Peas: Where is the love?Snow Patrol: Chasing CarsMichael Jackson: Earth SongMadonna: Papa Don't PreachTupac: Dear MamaBars and Melody: HopefulEd Sheeran: Castle on the Hill

By SIKLessons

Views on faries

Views on faries

Lesson for a mid to high ability Y7 group on views of faries through time - uses a variety of poetry to do this. Used to start understanding of context for A Midsummer Night's Dream.

By Star91

To Autumn Revision Notes and PPT

To Autumn Revision Notes and PPT

All the Revision you'll ever need for To Autumn! Two resources are included in this, a booklet and a PowerPoint which both include the same notes. These two resources can be bought individually in my shop (link listed below) for £2 each, so here you'll save £1! A three page revision booklet on the poem To Autumn by John Keats is included. This booklet has the same notes as the ones in my revision PowerPoint for To Autumn which can be found in my shop along with other revision PowerPoints and notes for the WJEC 2017 Anthology book. Please note this booklet is not interactive, it gives the information in a comprehensive way. Included in the booklet and The Powerpoint is:-Analysis of Language-Context -Meaning of the title -Structure -Attitudes themes and ideas -Rhyming scheme Look out for more of the poems in the WJEC anthology book for 2017 coming out soon. Please leave any constructive criticism or positive feedback below and apologies for any mistakes or inaccuracies you may find.To find more English and History Resources visit my shop -- https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/lydiafirth

By lydiafirth

Afternoons Revision Notes

Afternoons Revision Notes

A three page revision booklet on the poem Afternoons by Philip Larkin. This booklet has the same notes as the ones in my revision PowerPoint for Afternoons which can be found in my shop (link listed below) along with other revision PowerPoints and notes for the WJEC 2017 Anthology book. Included in the booklet is:-Analysis of Language-Context -Meaning of the title -Structure -Attitudes themes and ideas -Rhyming scheme Please note this booklet is not interactive, it gives the information in a comprehensive way. Look out for more of the poems in the WJEC anthology book for 2017 coming out soon. Please leave any constructive criticism or positive feedback below and apologies for any mistakes or inaccuracies you may find.To find more English and History Resources visit my shop -- https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/lydiafirth

By lydiafirth

To Autumn Revision Notes

To Autumn Revision Notes

A three page revision booklet on the poem To Autumn by John Keats. This booklet has the same notes as the ones in my revision PowerPoint for To Autumn which can be found in my shop (link listed below) along with other revision PowerPoints and notes for the WJEC 2017 Anthology book. Included in the booklet is:-Analysis of Language-Context -Meaning of the title -Structure -Attitudes themes and ideas -Rhyming scheme Please note this booklet is not interactive, it gives the information in a comprehensive way. Look out for more of the poems in the WJEC anthology book for 2017 coming out soon. Please leave any constructive criticism or positive feedback below and apologies for any mistakes or inaccuracies you may find.To find more English and History Resources visit my shop -- https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/lydiafirth

By lydiafirth