Our aim is to equip and inspire you to teach poetry with confidence and enjoyment. Here you’ll find a wealth of tools, strategies and ideas for using our archive recordings to enhance your teaching

There’s have a strong emphasis on hearing and speaking poetry, because this is what the Poetry Archive is all about. But it’s also because we know that’s at the heart of everything to do with poetry.

The resources include Learning Resources to support different aspects of teaching, Classroom Materials structured lessons for individual poems and Classroom Collections curated collections to provide new and exciting ways to explore poetry.

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John Mole: Nothing Personal

Age groups: 11-14, 9-11

Exercise Suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4 John Mole’s poem ‘Nothing Personal’ takes the listener and ...

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Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge No 8

Age groups: 5-7, 7-9, 9-11, 11-14

This challenge takes you on a tour of the natural world and all the beautiful things we see around us. To ...

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Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge No 6

Age groups: 11-14, 5-7, 7-9, 9-11

This challenge is all about poems to do with hopes and dreams. To find the answers, all you have to do is ...

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Classroom Material
Valerie Bloom: The River

Age group: 11-14

These ideas are informed by an inclusive style of teaching and are multi-sensory in their offering. ...

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