Many teachers are devoting substantial amounts of time searching for resources to effectively teach poetry. This pack has been specifically developed to link poems with key objectives and a wealth of practical teaching ideas. There is a 'Notes for Teachers' section that accompanies each poem and includes both suggestions for using the poem with either a whole class or a group, and extension activities. All of the poems in the pack have been used on school workshops with 7-12 year old children - most are written by Alan Peat, but the collection also includes poems by Colin McNaughton and Michael Rosen. All poetry styles are covered, including rhyming and n-rhyming, haiku, expanding/contracting poems, shape poems, rap and free verse. Alan Peat also provides five writing frames to help children to structure their responses to poems effectively.