Poetry Train is a collection of activities, poems and advice for teaching poetry in primary schools. The activities contained are based on the Poetry Society’s Poetry Train programme which worked with initial teacher training institutions.
Poets David Harmer and Roger Stevens share some of the proven approaches they developed through this work. The activities and guidance within are a useful starting point for any primary teacher looking to introduce poetry to their classroom. The resource contains:
- Six activities for Key Stages 1 and 2
- Poems by Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, James Carter and many more
- A reading list and useful links and resources
- Fully photocopiable
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“It is essential to foster an enthusiasm for poetry as children move through their primary education” – Roger McGough