Whether it's individual poems, collections or unseen poetry tips, you'll find it all here - just click, download, and let us know what else you'd like to see us provide resources on.
Unseen Poetry Lessons One: A sequence of lessons using different poems, including an introduction, Quickdraw, Medusa, Sonnet 18, Ozymandias and The Line of Beauty.
Unseen Poetry Lessons Two: A series of lessons on powerpoint aimed at helping GCSE pupils consider different readings of poetry, focusing in this series on feminism, psychology and dystopia within poetry. Poems include 'The Manhunt', 'In an Artist's Studio', 'Phenomenal Woman' and 'There Will Come Soft Rains' and many more to adapt to your group's ability and interests.
Unseen Poetry Comparison: A sequence of lessons on teaching pupils to compare unseen poetry, or it can be adapted to teach them anthology comparisons as it can be adapted quite easily.
'Afternoons' by Philip Larkin: Seen anthology lesson, download below.
'Ozymandias' by Percy Shelley: Seen anthology lesson, download below.
'Sonnet 43' by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning: Seen anthology lesson, download below.
'Living Space' by Imtiaz Dharker: Seen anthology lesson, download below.
'Hawk Roosting' worksheet: Download below. A useful comprehension, analysis or even cover lesson worksheet on Ted Hughes' poem.
'Death of a Naturalist' worksheet: Download below. A useful comprehension, analysis or even cover lesson worksheet on Seamus Heaney's poem.
'A Wife in London' worksheet: Download below. A useful comprehension, analysis or even cover lesson worksheet on Thomas Hardy's poem.
'In Flanders' Fields' Guided Analysis: A worksheet guiding pupils through key poetic features, readings and interpretations based on this seminal poem of WWI.
'I Wanna Be Yours' Lessons: A sequence of two lessons on John Cooper Clarke's poem for KS3, including reading analysis and writing opportunities.
How to Write a Sonnet: A worksheet on developing knowledge of the rules, content and ability to compose a sonnet using examples and key structures.
Poetic Forms: Example poems showing off free verse, blank verse, sonnets, limericks and ballads to help pupils to understand how to construct different types of poetry.
Poetic Features Match Up: Download below. A quick and easy starter activity where pupils match up key poetry terms to their definitions.
William Blake Comparative Essay: Written with the OCR A Level Language and Literature course in mind, this compare 'The Divine Image' and 'The Human Abstract'.
Christmas Poetry Lesson and Bundle: Using seasonal inspiration, this lesson bundle takes your young poets through what poetry is, how to create thematic poems, and editing and drafting their work. Includes our peer assessment packs, poetic forms sheet and matching terms activity.
Specific poems and generalised poetry lessons - it's all here!