If you are currently teaching poetry to 4-12 year olds, please read on…
I recently wrote an article for Teach Primary exploring ways of making poetry more accessible in the classroom. I created some accompanying audio here and here which provides an insight into how I went about writing some of my poems (the poems themselves are available here). I’ve also been working on some other classroom resources:
I’ve carefully selected some of my favourite poems for children and asked people from a variety of backgrounds, ages and cultures to perform them. These performances are provided in audio form, with accompanying text and illustration as a resource for teachers who want to bring poetry to life.
Using my own poems and the those of some of my favourite children’s poets, I’ve created lesson plans involving suggestions, exercises and audio. They currently focus on performing poetry.
This does what it says on the tin – I’ve collated a few links to poetry resources that I find particularly helpful.