Writing and Performance Poetry - Live Lesson

Explore writing poetry and celebrate National Poetry Day

Led by award-winning performance poet, author and National Poetry Day ambassador Joseph Coelho, poet and author Tony Walsh, and CBBC's Katie Thistleton, this lesson features poetry reading and performance and critical analysis of similes and metaphors.

Featuring poems from the National Poetry Day anthology Poetry for a Change, the lesson is aimed at Key Stage 2 and 2nd Level students.

How to get involved

Classroom resources: Check our lesson guide for teachers and print out the student activity sheets below.

Any questions? Contact us at live.lessons@bbc.co.uk.

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