National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools

From Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

Resource type: Lesson plans and teaching aids, Booklists and book reviews, CPD resource

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): All of UK

CLPE is the National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools and provides a comprehensive bank of resources to support the teaching of poetry in the primary classroom.

The resources cover all aspects of poetry teaching and include:

  • Recommended poetry books.
  • A bank of individual poems by new and established poets.
  • Teaching sequences for a selection of poems.
  • Videos of poets performing their poems and talking about their writing process.
  • A glossary of poetic forms and devices with supporting examples.
  • Effective strategies and approaches to teaching poetry.
  • Research into poetry teaching and learning.

The National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools is also the home of  CLiPPA  (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award), and the CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme.

Cost: Free with registration.

About Centre for Literacy in Primary Education: CLPE is an independent charity with over 40 years’ experience of providing evidence-based CPD training and high-quality resources to support teachers.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • The National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools is the only dedicated website for children’s poetry in the UK and aims to raise the profile of this under-represented branch of children’s literature.
  • A great place to discover new poets as well as work by well-known and established poets.
  • CLPE also offers training courses on how to use poetry in the classroom as part of its CPD programme.

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