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?
Dafydd Drops A Goal Interactive
Dafydd Drops a Goal is a poem about rugby. It tells of a young boy dropped to the substitutes' bench during an important cup match. He comes on to play during the dying minutes of the game and saves it with a drop goal. The unit was specifically written to provide pupils, particularly boys, with some challenging material that would perhaps change their attitude towards poetry.
Poems For Children To Recite Text
This collection of poems has been compiled to assist teachers in finding suitable poems for children. Some are classic poems, others are more contemporary – all of them are suitable for children to perform and read aloud. Learning to retell a poem from memory is challenging and with this in mind the selected poems have been chosen for their use of rhythm and rhyme.
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.