Teach the world's best poetry

Poetry is best enjoyed and taught by hearing it out loud and now that so many children are learning from home, we’ve brought together some resources to help you inspire your class about the importance of poetry and the fun to be had in exploring it.

We gathered resources here to help you teach poetry. There are activities for all key stages, built around Poetry Archive recordings and offering lively, engaging ways of working with poetry.

We've also included links to some of our favourite organisations who also provide support for teaching poetry so you should find resources to answer all your questions.



A chant has a strong rhythm and can be almost like a song. They often go with an action – like playground rhymes that go with skipping or clapping.

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Looking for more teaching materials?

We have more teaching resources for you to explore, including Classroom Materials that offer lively plans and activities and engaging ways of working with a particular poem and Classroom Collections, our curated collections that provide new and exciting ways to explore poetry.

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