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A poetry lover's classroom

Added 01 Oct 2018 | Updated 15 Aug 23

School children in uniform looking excited

These resources for primary schools support whole-staff development and enthusiasm for embedding the joy and power of poetry in the classroom. You can use them to refresh and renew your whole school approach to the teaching of poetry.

The resource includes:

  • A staff meeting presentation to help explore the benefits of creating classrooms full of poetry lovers, and support staff in reflecting on current practice and expertise. The presentation is full of practical ideas for exploring poetry in the classroom, including trying out kennings, having a 'talk like Shakespeare' day and playing with personification
  • A useful guide to poetic types, forms and language
  • An overview of national curriculum expectations for poetry
  • A copy of the poem The Troll by Jack Pretlusky

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