Lesson Plans

The National Curriculum now requires that children at Key Stages 1-4 (5-16 years old) recite, as well as read, contemporary poetry. It also requires that children be taught to write their own poetry, as well recite some by heart.

I have collaborated with a primary school teacher to create these lesson plans aimed at introducing poetry performance to children (specifically KS2/7-11 year olds). The lessons explore the way in which a poem is written might impact its performance – so should hopefully improve both performance and writing.