Reading Poetry

This section of Teaching Ideas is full of great activities and resources for teaching the reading of poetry to your class.

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Wayne the Stegosaurus

Wayne the Stegosaurus

Use this short animated film about Wayne the Stegosaurus with the children in your classroom. Explore our related teaching ideas today!
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Poetry Club Banner

Poetry Club Banner

A free banner to use on a poetry club display board.
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Poem Activities

Poem Activities

A set of activities, linked to the included poem 'A Sad Song about Greenwich Village' by Frances Park.
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Poetry Reading Questions

Poetry Reading Questions

A set of questions for children to answer when reading poetry and looking at poetry books.
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Poetry Puzzle

A practical activity which encourages children to think about different types of poems and their characteristics.
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The Sound Collector

Bring poetry to life with this idea based on "The Sound Collector" by Roger McGough.
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Our Favourite Poems Banner

Our Favourite Poems Banner

Make a classroom display board to celebrate your children's favourite poems... and use our free display banner on it!
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Poetry Banners

Poetry Banners

Celebrate your children's wonderful poetry on a display board, using our free printable display banners.
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Olympic Poem

Olympic Poem

A poem based on the Olympics which you can read to your children.
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Once Upon a Time

A set of ideas and resources linked to the poem 'Once Upon a Time' by Gabriel Okara.
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The Highwayman

The Highwayman

Looking for ways to use Alfred Noyes' famous poem The Highwayman in your class? We have plenty of inspiration in our list of teaching ideas and classroom activities.
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The Cat in the Hat Display

The Cat in the Hat Display

I love these delightful 'Cat in the Hat' pictures!
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Through the Garden Display

Through the Garden Display

Our topic was Nursery Rhymes. The children made everything on the display but really liked making the jointed bears. We used split pins to make the arms and legs move-able.