Poetry KS2 Literacy. Be inspired by videos of poets and celebrities reciting poetry from the 'Off By Heart' shortlist. Teachers, help to develop an appreciation of poetry in your 7 to 11 year olds. Parents, encourage your children to read poetry and write poems of their own.
Big Babies Rap Interactive
Read poems carefully because they often have hidden meanings. Can you find the hidden meanings in this Big Babies rap?
Off By Heart Video
A collection of poets, TV presenters and actors have recited some of the poems from the Off By Heart shortlist. Videos from the BBC with teacher notes and activities.
Poetry Archive Lesson Plan
These lesson plans and classroom activities have been designed by poetry specialists. They offer lively, engaging ways of working with poetry at all Key Stages, and are intended to help busy teachers get the best out of the Archive.
Poetry Quest Download
This resource contains everything you need to turn your class into a set of performance poets. It includes activities to sharpen poetry skills, get the imaginative juices, and polish up perfomance skills, as well as information on holding a class poetry slam.
Poetry Resources Printable
A selection of resources from Teachit Primary. Free to use but you have to register.
Understanding Poetry Interactive
Read the poem one verse at a time answering three questions about each verse. Once you've got all three questions right, you can move on to the next verse.