Lesson plans and activities

These lesson plans and classroom activities have been designed by poetry specialists. They offer lively, engaging ways of working with poetry at all Key Stages, and are intended to help busy teachers get the best out of the Archive. Each activity is built around one of the recordings, and is ready for you to print off and use in the classroom.

Poetry can contribute to learning right across the curriculum. There are activities here for History teachers, and we intend to add material for other subject areas in the coming months.

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