Learning Resources

Introducing Poetry in the Classroom

The activities in the resource will help you introduce poetry to your P4-7 pupils.

The resource explores poems by Michael Rosen, Joseph Coelho, Joshua Seigal and James Carter and is divided into four areas: quick activities to introduce poetry; performing poetry; creating a poetry friendly classroom; and poetry toolkit.

Activites include: 

  • Dicussion points: what is poetry?
  • Jigsaw poems
  • Introducing rhythm and sound games
  • Word association game
  • Using the senses to inspire creative writing