It’s National Poetry Day in the UK on Thursday October 4th, so here are 10 great resources that can help you to take part in the day. Even if you’re not in the UK, why not have your own poetry celebrations too?
3) Poetry.com encourages people to submit their own poems which are then reviewed by the community who uses the site. Could your pupils submit some of their poetry?
6) Poetry4Kids has a large collection of funny poems with some great recordings by the poet, Kenn Nesbitt. The site also has poetry writing lessons, poetry games, poetry podcasts and a rhyming dictionary.
8 ) The Poetry Society aims to ‘advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.’ They have a large collection of downloadable lessons in their Poetryclass section as well as links to recommended websites.
10) The Poetry Zone has a large number of poems and teaching resources for schools to explore.
What activities will you be taking part in on National Poetry Day?