Classroom Resources

Celebrate World Poetry Day (21st March) this year with SPOKEN WORD POWER.

Here you can find all of the resources you’ll need to support your students to write and perform their very own spoken word poetry. Use our Open Call Lesson Plan, and run through our Extension Video Workshops with your class to get them ready for their very own School Poetry Slam.

Any questions? Get in touch on schools@eastside.org.uk.

  • KS2 Resources
  • KS3-4 Resources

KS2 Open Call Lesson Plan

This FREE resource pack below contains:

  • a lesson plan to introduce your students to our annual theme ‘Speaking My Truth’  and get them writing and performing their own poetry
  • a handy guide in how to host a school poetry slam.

This poetry can be enhanced and improved using our Extension Video Workshops below.. Participating schools will be invited to send us one student poem to be published in the annual anthology, Speaking My Truth, featuring and celebrating young voices from across the nation.

Download here 👇

Extension Video Workshops

To take the learning one step further, we encourage all teachers to engage with our Extension materials.

Use the below Video Workshops for a 50-minute lesson at a time that suits you, pausing the video for students to work on the tasks they’ve been set.

In this lesson, our expert poet educator will guide your students through a range of Poetry Editing techniques to enhance their writing, focusing on improving areas like adding detail and using language devices. 

PDF Lesson 👉  DOWNLOAD HERE

Video Lesson 👇 

In this lesson, our expert poet educator will guide your students through a range of Poetry Performance techniques to enhance their performances, focusing on improving areas like voice, confidence, pace and body language.

PDF Lesson 👉 DOWNLOAD HERE

Video Lesson 👇 

KS3-4 Open Call Lesson Plan

This FREE resource pack below contains:

  • a lesson plan to introduce your students to our annual theme ‘Speaking My Truth’  and get them writing and performing their own poetry
  • a handy guide in how to host a school poetry slam.

This poetry can be enhanced and improved using our Extension Video Workshops below.. Participating schools will be invited to send us one student poem to be published in the annual anthology, Speaking My Truth, featuring and celebrating young voices from across the nation.

Download here 👇

Extension Video Workshops

To take the learning one step further, we encourage all teachers to engage with our Extension materials.

Use the below Video Workshops for a 50-minute lesson at a time that suits you, pausing the video for students to work on the tasks they’ve been set.

In this lesson, our expert poet educator will guide your students through a range of Poetry Editing techniques to enhance their writing, focusing on improving areas like adding detail and using language devices. 

PDF Lesson 👉 DOWNLOAD HERE

Video Lesson 👇

In this lesson, our expert poet educator will guide your students through a range of Poetry Performance techniques to enhance their performances, focusing on improving areas like voice, confidence, pace and body language.

PDF Lesson 👉 DOWNLOAD HERE

Video Lesson 👇
 

KS3-4 Open Call Lesson Plan

This FREE resource pack below contains:

  • a lesson plan to introduce your students to our annual theme ‘Speaking My Truth’  and get them writing and performing their own poetry
  • a handy guide in how to host a school poetry slam.

This poetry can be enhanced and improved using our Extension Video Workshops below.. Participating schools will be invited to send us one student poem to be published in the annual anthology, Speaking My Truth, featuring and celebrating young voices from across the nation.

Download here 👇

Extension Video Workshops

To take the learning one step further, we encourage all teachers to engage with our Extension materials.

Use the below Video Workshops for a 50-minute lesson at a time that suits you, pausing the video for students to work on the tasks they’ve been set.

In this lesson, our expert poet educator will guide your students through a range of Poetry Editing techniques to enhance their writing, focusing on improving areas like adding detail and using language devices. 

PDF Lesson 👉 DOWNLOAD HERE

Video Lesson 👇

In this lesson, our expert poet educator will guide your students through a range of Poetry Performance techniques to enhance their performances, focusing on improving areas like voice, confidence, pace and body language.

PDF Lesson 👉 DOWNLOAD HERE

Video Lesson 👇