Lesson Plans

Lesson plans and activities for all key stages, built around Poetry Archive recordings and offering lively, engaging ways of working with poetry.

Key stage 1 (KS1)

Lesson plans for 7-8 year olds

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Key stage 2 (KS2)

Lesson plans for 9-10 year olds

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Key stage 3 (KS3)

Lesson plans for 11-12 year olds

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Key stage 4 (KS4)

Lesson plans for 13-14 year olds

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Key stage 5 (KS5)

Lesson plans for 15-16 year olds

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Daljit Nagra

Term 1

Each term a different poet is in residence here, talking about poetry with anyone who wants to join in the conversation.

Comic Verse

I'm troubled, as you can tell by my introduction, about comic verse. Comic verse gets bad press because rigid notions of comedy foreground throwaway poems. Surely the best comedy is when the poem surprises us into laughter rather than setting up t... >