Prepare your poetry lesson for National Poetry Day on 4 October 2018
Featured lesson plans
Poetry manifestos: End Hunger UK
With a free PowerPoint presentation by End Hunger UK and accompanying audio clip,…
Adventures in Writing
Helen Mort uses Romantic poetry as a springboard into exploring…
‘The Big Push’ – modern WWI poetry
Poet John Glenday explores his poem ‘The Big Push’ and guides through…
David Harmer and Roger Stevens use a collection of activities,…
On this site, you’ll find a wide selection of poetry lesson plans and activities covering the whole spectrum of key stages, and exploring many themes and forms of poetry.
Each resource has been created by our team of poet-educators and poetry-passionate teachers; all with extensive experience of encouraging an enthusiasm for poetry in the classroom.
Let us know how you find using them, and how you adapt them for your classroom.
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Courses and Specializations
Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop
Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”)
Modern American Poetry
Words Spun Out of Images: Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan
Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics
Love as a Force for Social Justice
Art of the MOOC: Experiments with Sound
Greek and Roman Mythology
Introduction to Philosophy
Reason and Persuasion: Thinking Through Three Dialogues By Plato
Academic English: Writing
Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR
Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times
Photography Techniques: Light, Content, and Sharing
Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Part 2
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