Writing Poetry

Help your children to develop their poetry writing with these ideas and resources.

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Pirates Acrostic

Pirates Acrostic

Create your own acrostic poem using this pirate-themed template.
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Easter Shape Poem

Easter Shape Poem

Write your own Easter shape poem using this printable writing template.
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International Youth Day

International Youth Day

Find free teaching ideas and lesson resources linked to International Youth Day.
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Pound a Poem Lesson Plans

The resources below include a lesson plan and additional guidance linked to Cancer Research's 'Pound a Poem' competition.
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Rhyming

A Powerpoint presentation which can be used to make silly rhyming sentences (e.g. the bat flew over the cat).
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World Cup Acrostic

World Cup Acrostic

Use the World Cup Event as a stimulus for writing an acrostic poem.
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Photographic Poetry

Create a poem in response to photographs you have, or you wish you had.
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Nonsense Poetry

Nonsense Poetry

A collection of nonsense poetry for use in your classroom.
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Pirates, Pirates, Pirates

Use this format to encourage children to write poetry involving alliteration and lots of adjectives!
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Opposites Poem

Opposites Poem

Write an opposites poem by following the template and using the given sets of opposite words.
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Poetry Language Planner

Poetry Language Planner

There are lots of different types of language that children (and older poets) can use within their poems...
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Registration

Create a modern version of the 'Registration' poem by Allan Ahlberg. 
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Christmas Poems

 Try this idea for poem-writing during the festive season!
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Riddles

Teach your children about riddles when they are familiar with rhyming.
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Poetry Jumbled Sentences

Enlarge these sentences and cut them out. Ask children to arrange them and rearrange them until they have a poem that they like.