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Introducing and exploring poetry

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Creative writing, Poetry
Programme: Book Week Scotland, First Ministers Reading Challenge, Live Literature, Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour
Language: English
Genre: Poetry
Age group: 6-8, 9-11
Topics: Poetry

The activities in the resource will help you introduce poetry to 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.

At the bottom of this page you will find a video of Joseph Coelho reading the poem May from his collection A Year of Nature Poems. You could use many of the activities in this resource with this poem and video.

Introduce poetry

Performing poetry

Creating a poetry friendly space

Poetry toolkit for writing

Video Joseph Coelho: A Year of Nature Poems