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Poem based resources (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Poetry based worksheets and PowerPoint activities for a selection of poems including comprehension tasks and discussion prompts.

33 resources
Poem: Home Sweet Home
An original, simple poem contrasting before and after a World  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension
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Jabberwocky - poetry analysis
A PowerPoint based on the poetry analysis of Jabberwocky by Lewis  … read more
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Can you see the wind? - a poetry reading comprehension
An original poem exploring personification and imagery, while  … read more
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Autumn by Siegfried Sassoon
This challenging poetic reflection on the effects of war allows  … read more
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English for the More Able: Scary Poems
A Rising Stars resource. Challenging comprehension questions  … read more
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Y2 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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The Bunny and the Chick - An Easter poem
A poem to focus on rhyming couplets. Ideal to use as inspiration  … read more
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The Hare and the Tortoise - poetry comprehension
Children read a classic version of the Aesop fable 'The Hare  … read more
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Texts for teaching Shakespeare
A set of selected texts ideal for teaching Shakespeare to children  … read more
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Figurative language – It's raining cats and dogs
Explore figurative language with this poetry resource based on  … read more
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The Fairies by William Allingham
A range of activities, including a reading comprehension and  … read more
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Who am I? – a poetry activity
A PowerPoint to help children to explore the poem 'Who am I?'  … read more
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Question poems
A poetry resource based on the traditional Irish poem 'The Blackbird  … read more
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Using newspapers
Five quick tips on how to use newspapers in the classroom.  … read more
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Dear Mum - poetry comprehension
A comprehension activity based on the poem 'Dear Mum' by Brian  … read more
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Ordering - Roald Dahl's Jack and the Beanstalk
An ordering activity for Roald Dahl's poem of Jack and the beanstalk  … read more
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Macbeth – Rhyme cauldron
Read through the witches' opening speech and identify the rhyming  … read more
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The Skylark by Christina Rossetti – poetry analysis
Explore the poet's use of language specifically looking at vocabulary  … read more
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Y3 | Reading comprehension
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Home pictures in May by John Clare – exploring the meaning
A look at the language used in John Clare's classic poem. Includes  … read more
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A palace of mystery – poetry anyalsis
Explore this original poem by Trevor Millum. Includes activities  … read more
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I must go down to the sea – poetry comparision
A detailed comparison of two sea based poetry: 'A wanderer's  … read more
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Plants personified
Children identify the use of personification as a descriptive  … read more
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Cumulative Poems – What's in the box?
A set of teaching ideas and resources based around an original  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition
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Analysing Cargoes by John Masefield
A set of teaching ideas and resources based upon this atmospheric  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension
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Storm in the Black Forest – D H Lawrence
A beautiful PowerPoint resource comprising questions and tasks  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Weather
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The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat – Penguin Schools resource collection
A wonderful pack introducing pupils to both the original poem  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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Language change
Read the poem by Geoffrey Chaucer and study how language has  … read more
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Exploring word types
A great Jabberwocky resource. Read the poem, highlight the nouns,  … read more
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Jabberwocky - prompts for discussion
Ideas for small discussion groups to explore the main themes  … read more
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Jabberwocky storyboard
Children illustrate key images from the poem. A super resource!  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition
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Jabberwocky activities
Explore how words work using 'Jabberwocky'. Includes a copy of  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Character detectives - using the highwayman
A fun reading activity for the whole class! Share the Highwayman  … read more
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'The Highwayman' activities
Create a 'wanted' poster of the character, then think about how  … read more
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Unpicking language – 'The Cataract of Lodore' by Robert Southey
An extract from this poem, describing the waterfall. Would work  … read more
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