We are Trees
This resource brings together poetry and science to explore the relationship between trees, names and identity. It focuses on Maple trees, and includes discussion points and creative writing activities inspired by Talulah Quinto's 'Maple', a winning poem from the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019.
Key Stages 3-5
Topics: trees, the ecosystem, biodiversity, identity, naming
Literary features: repetition (anaphora), tenses, symbolism, adjectives, juxtaposition
Poetry in History: The Battle of Agincourt
Steve Ely challenges young people to explore exactly how and why we commemorate conflict. This resourcewas created to accompany the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition. At a glance: war poetry, memory, history
'The Big Push' - modern WWI poetry
Poet John Glenday explores his poem 'The Big Push' and guides through creating their own First World War poems. At a glance: First World War poetry, film, visual art, contemporary responses the conflict.
Eccentricity and Sound - Edith Sitwell
Jane Anderson uses two poems by Edith Sitwell to offer ways into looking at her fascinating, innovative style, and gives suggestions for creative responses. At a glance: reading, writing, literacy, confidence, sound.
War poetry and WW2 poetry
This resource explores war poetry, Second World War poetry and longer poems, and includes an analysis of Timothy Corsellis' poem 'Dawn After the Raid'. This resource supports Young Poets Network's annual Timothy Corsellis Prize.
Great title randomiser
Poet Philip Gross teaches students to explore creating poetry titles as a group. At a glance: group poems, juxtaposition, using nouns, using adjectives, sound.