Teach the world's best poetry to your class

We think it’s easier to teach and enjoy poetry by hearing it out loud so we’ve brought together some resources to help you show your class the importance of poetry.

Here you'll find out some information and resources to aid in the teaching of poetry. We've put together resources and activities for all key stages, built around Poetry Archive recordings and offering lively, engaging ways of working with poetry.

More than that, we have also gathered together some links to some of our favourite organisations who also provide support for teaching poetry so you should find resources to answer all your questions.

Glossary

Villanelle

A poem with five stanzas of four lines each. The first line and the last line of the first stanza, are used again at the end of the other stanzas and as a couplet at the end.

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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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