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Tips from teachers

Take a look at these brand new videos of teachers discussing their experiences of inspiring pupils to read, perform and write poetry in the classroom.


With thanks to Dollie Smith of Belleville Primary School and Tim Souster of Edmund Waller Primary School.


Teachers on reading poetry

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Teachers on writing poetry


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Download more useful tips and ideas from our classroom teachers for creating a poetry friendly classroom:


Tips for reading poetry (Adobe Acrobat 75 KB)

Tips for writing poetry (Adobe Acrobat 75 KB)

Recommended Poetry Books

Read about some of our favourite poetry books for children to share and enjoy.

Michael Rosen's video tips

Watch these videos for inspiration from Michael Rosen himself for making your classroom poetry friendly. You'll find thirteen great ideas for fun poetry activities for the classroom.