Poetry Class

From The Poetry Society

Resource type: Lesson plans and teaching aids

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

Poetry Class is a collection of over 100 poetry lesson plans and teaching resources created by The Poetry Society’s team of poetry experts.

There are lesson plans to cover all Key Stages and filters allow you to explore the collection by theme or poetic technique.

Cost: Free

About The Poetry Society: The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 with the aim of promoting ‘a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry’ for all ages. The Poetry Society runs a number of poetry projects and competitions, including the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. It also publishes The Poetry Review, the UK’s leading poetry magazine.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • The lesson plans are written by poet-educators or experienced poetry teachers. All have extensive experience of encouraging young people to engage with poetry in the classroom.
  • The Poetry Train resource is a 32pp booklet of poetry activities developed by poets David Harmer and Roger Stevens as part of a research programme that looked at ways of improving teachers’ confidence in the teaching of poetry.

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