Resources for Teachers

FREE teacher’s pack

For your free set of anthologies, posters and a lesson plan to inspire your class to write their poems, email us with your school address ([email protected]).

Every school that enters 25 or more students’ poems will get a £50 discount on our Poets in Schools Service.

Teaching resources and tips 

Need some fresh ideas to galvanize your students’ writing?

  • NEW RESOURCE! Lyndsay Chand’s lesson plan ‘Creating Voices’ looks at ‘unwritten letter from my great-grandmother to my great-grandfather, 1930’ by Enshia Li, a winner in the 2017 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award.
  • Fran Pridham’s lesson plan explores ‘Celebrations’ inspired by Lucy Thynne’s 2017 winning poem ‘the parents anniversary’. 
  • Joanne Bowles’s lesson plan ponders ‘Does this smell like a good poem?’ inspired by Cyrus Larcombe-Moore’s 2016 winning poem.
  • Kate Brackley’s lesson plan explores relationships through ‘Making poetry with my mother‘ inspired by Letitia Chan’s 2016 winning poem. 
  • Write unusual list poem and find our new ways of looking at nouns in this lesson plan
  • Ben Bransfield takes you through ‘How to bake a poet‘ in this lesson plan inspired by Sophia Carney’s 2015 winning poem. 
  • Our Teacher Trailblazers have got some top tips for teaching poetry.
  • Look at the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 winners anthology and commended anthology.
  • Try writing Poetry as a call to arms. A lesson plan based on Phoebe Stucke’s 2013 winning poem Daughters.
  • Write Poems inspired by works of art. A lesson plan based on Dominic Hand’s 2013 winning poem ‘An Interior Scene’.

For more lesson plans, visit our Poetyclass site or look at our Vimeo playlist of tips from teachers.