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.
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Getting started with the poetry archive
The Children's Poetry Archive can be a fantastic place to support teaching poetry. To inspire you, we've put together a few resources with suggestions that can be used with any poem in the website.
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Children’s Challenge: Alliteration
This challenge is about helping children understand some of the ways in which poetry works so well. One way is by using alliteration, ...
Children’s Challenge: Poem Hunt
This challenge is all about finding poems on the Children’s Poetry Archive. You will need to use the search bar in Let’s Explore to ...
Children’s Challenge: Spooky Special 2022
Halloween is all about ghosts, witches and wizards, spooky happenings, tricks and treats. This challenge is all about poems full of ...
Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge 12
Back to School School is all about learning, asking questions and finding answers. Poetry can help you learn lots of things. See how ...
Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge 11
Our world if full of fantastic animals, insects, birds and fish who keep us company, make us smile and behave in strange ways at time. ...
Easter Children’s Challenge
Easter Egg hunts are great fun. This Easter Children’s Challenge is all about hunting for the answers in poems. See how many you can ...
Children’s Challenge: Christmas Special
This challenge takes our younger poetry fans deep into the winter season, an ideal challenge for the Christmas holiday. And they can ...
Children’s Challenge: Spooky Special
This challenge takes you on a tour of strange things and happenings. To find the answers, all you have to do is search through our ...
John Mole: Nothing Personal
Exercise Suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4 John Mole’s poem ‘Nothing Personal’ takes the listener and ...