Poetry train is a free downloadable booklet form the Guardian Teacher Network that is well worth downloading!
“Poetry Train is a teacher pack of activities, poems and advice for teaching poetry in primary schools from the Poetry Society. David Harmer and Roger Stevens share proven approaches for use in the classroom, based on brilliant poems by top poets such as Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay.”(Poetry Society)
It does not matter how many times we have taught poetry in the past, there are always new ideas and ways of doing things to explore. This booklet is packed full of ideas such as: how to get boys involved in poetry about fairies, think of the last line first and introducing the surreal into everyday situations. It also suggests poems to be covered with various age groups throughout primary school.