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In recognition of the 2016 National Poetry Day, SCILT created our own poem in French on the theme of 'Messages'.
You can read the poem on our National Poetry Day webpage.
The Scottish Poetry Library has added sign language poetry to their library collection in the form of a film based on a poem about Gerry Hughes, the first profoundly deaf man to sail single-handedly around the world, via the five great capes.
Chinese poetry | Scottish Poetry Library
Chinese poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
The following resources can either be downloaded or linked to, or see the list of websites below which may also be of interest.
These resources can be used with primary age children to explore phonics and rhyme in French.
French Poems for Children
Famous French poems taught to primary children in France
Little Red Languages: Two Short French Poems
Simple French poems narrated by a native French speaker
Colourful French creativity - Primary Language Learning Today
Rhyme and video clip 'les crayons de couleur' to inspire a calligram poetry activity.
KS4 French - Poem on Friendship with activities - Resources - TES
An appropriate resource for advanced French learners for both Remembrance Day and Anti-Bullying Week.
Primary Language Learning Today: La nuit
Resource exploring and unpacking a challenging French poem for advanced primary/early secondary learners
Alliance Française Melbourne
A downloadable pdf collection of French poems with accompanying audio files
ALL wiki to support learning languages through literary texts. - ALL Literature Project
Association for Language Learning's wiki featuring the generous contributions of UK Language teachers – case studies focusing on the uses of Literature and Texts (including poetry) with 7 – 14 year-olds in the Language classroom..
Phonics - rachelhawkes.com
Lots of links to phonics resources in French, German, Italian and Spanish
French | Scottish Poetry Library
French poems from the Scottish Poetry Library
Jeux poétiques - Chabadou
French resource on calligrams, acrostic poems and anaphora
Projet d'écriture : le haïku - Mélimélune
French haiku resources
French tongue twisters
French Calligrams - Musette Souricette - La classe de Corinne
Affichages orthographe - lecture ce1 - haddock
The Kist Scots Language Resource
This resource from Education Scotland is a digital version of The Kist/A’Chiste anthology and contains prose, poetry and drama in various dialects of Scots and in Gaelic
BBC Alba - Foghlam - Larach nam Bard
BBC Gaelic poetry website
Gaelic poetry books
Gaelic | Scottish Poetry Library
Gaelic poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Listen and Sing
Audio and downloadable lyrics to Gaelic songs for primary learners
Ceumannan - Cùrsa Gàidhlig luchd-ionnsachaidh san àrd-sgoil bho Stòrlann
Old and new Gaelic songs with downloadable lyrics for secondary learners
National Poetry Day resources - Education Scotland
poetry resources to support national poetry day
The following German poetry resources can either be downloaded or linked to, or see the list of websites below which may also be of interest.
Poem 'Urlaubsfahrt' - Resources - TES
A German poem with accompanying activities (TES login/password required)
Elvisrunner MFL: Sparkle in my mind
A step by step lesson about writing love poems in German
German | Scottish Poetry Library
German poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Classes bilangues - Artistic and Linguistic Modules - Slam - Goethe-Institut
German poetry slam (advanced)
The following Italian poetry resources can either be downloaded or linked to, or see the list of websites below which may also be of interest.
Italian poetry | Scottish Poetry Library
Italian poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
The following Scots poetry resources can either be be downloaded or linked to, or see the list of websites below which may also be of interest.
A selection of Scots resources produced by K Lucas and C Stein.
Scots Language Centre: poetry
Readings and written Scots language poetry from the Scots Language Centre
Scotland's Stories of Home - schools resources | Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust information/links to information about writing in Scots
Glow | Login - Scots – Sharing Practice area on Glow
Glow shared area for Scots poems (Glow login/password required)
Scots (language) | Scottish Poetry Library
Scots poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Aye Can - Kidspoem/Bairnsangs
Website about Scots including this Scots/English poem “Kids poem/Bairnsang” by Liz Lochhead
The following Spanish poetry resources can either be downloaded or linked to, or see the list of websites below which may also be of interest.
This resource developed by SCILT combines a number of creative writing techniques to encourage a sensory approach to writing poetry. It takes as its inspiration the accessible bilingual poem “Colours Crackle, Colours Roar” by Pat Mora.
Explore the environment with colours in this primary school poem by Gloria Fuertes:
Watch this nursery rhyme by the famous Spanish poet Antonio Machado sung in Spanish:
This simple authentic Spanish rhyme can be used to explore language learning skills:
This poem by Mario Benedetti employs both the preterite and imperfect tenses and is an accessible poem for most senior pupils.
The following lesson plan has been developed by SCILT and explores the subject of metaphors:
Poemas cortos de animales para leer a los niños
Short Spanish poems about animals
Little Red Languages: Spanish Poems
Short Spanish poems narrated by a native Spanish speaker
Spanish poems about Fall by Douglas Wright
Two short Spanish poems about fall. They are perfect to use with Spanish language learners. The vocabulary is not complicated, and the rhythm helps children read them aloud and recite from memory.
Spanish poem about Autumn
An easy Spanish poem about leaves falling in Autumn. Also includes actions for younger learners to reinforce the meaning of the words.
ele y... ¡olé!: Poema a un instrumento musical
Poems written about instruments based on Frederico Garcia Lorca’s “La Guitarra”
La Guitarra by Federico Garcia Lorca - Famous poems, famous poets. - All Poetry
“La Guitarra” by Federico Garcia Lorca with English Translation
Buscador de poemas y poesías en español
Searchable database of Spanish language poems
South American poetry | Scottish Poetry Library
Poetry from South America from the Scottish Poetry Library
This is how we learn Spanish blog.
Spanish poetry resources and lesson ideas from 'This is how we learn Spanish'
Choti Si Munni Urdu Nursery Poem - - Video Dailymotion
Urdu nursery poems on video
Urdu Poetry | Urdu Poems - PoetrySoup
Forms of Urdu poetry with links to useful resources
Allama Iqbal Poetry for Children In Urdu
A selection of children's poems in Urdu by Allama Muhammad Iqbal, national poet of Pakistan.
Urdu Poems for Kids | Urdu Poems for Children, Kids Poetry
A collection of children's poems in Urdu
Mama Lisa's Blog
An enormous collection of poems, rhymes and songs from around the world
African poetry | Scottish Poetry Library
African poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Czech | Scottish Poetry Library
Czechosolovakian poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Icelandic | Scottish Poetry Library
Icelandic poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Latvian poetry | Scottish Poetry Library
Latvian poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Norwegian | Scottish Poetry Library
Norwegian poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Polish | Scottish Poetry Library
Polish poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
Romanian | Scottish Poetry Library
Romanian poetry from the Scottish Poetry Library
The following are general poetry resources produced by SCILT and are suitable for use across all languages.
Below are also links we have sourced to information and lesson ideas around Haiku poems and patterns in other poetry forms:
See the poem we have created in French for National Poetry Day 2016 on this year's theme of Messages
Find inspiration from other sites celebrating National Poetry Day too:
Scottish Poetry LibraryNational Poetry Day website Channel 4TESPrimary Languages Learning Blog NPD feature (includes links to some French and Spanish poems)
Super Summary - Poetry writing and analysis guide
A comprehensive guide on poetry, including how to analyse poetry, different poetic forms and tips for writing poems
Reluctant writers? 10 top tips to help primary pupils write poetry | Teacher Network | The Guardian
Choose one theme and act out a scene – children’s poet Kate Williams shares her techniques for helping young students discover their inner Wordsworth
Four reasons to fall in love with poetry | Children's books | The Guardian
Children’s books site member Safah has just discovered the fantastically varied, powerful and engaging world of written and performance poetry. Here are four reasons why you should give it a chance
Poetry lesson plans for secondary teaching
Collection of teaching resources from TES covering poetic devices, types of poem and tips for analysing poetry
Welcome to our poetry-themed week - an overview | The Guardian
Watch poets reading poems, listen to a performance poet podcast and get tips on how to perform poetry yourself. More into writing it? We’ve got tips for that too in the Guardian's poetry-themed week.
John Cooper Clarke's poem for the UK coast released for National Poetry Day | Travel | The Guardian
The National Trust-commissioned Nation’s Ode to the Coast was written by Cooper Clarke – with help from the British public – and is a celebration of time and tide, and bucket and spade. See the video and written poem on the Guardian website.
Teaching poetry, KS1 and KS2, primary lesson plans
Collection of teaching resources from TES on different poetry styles, themes and poets.
People Pillar Portrait Poem - Primary Language Learning Today
A poetry activity for primary language learners. Although the example given is in French, the activity can be adapted to any language.
Language and Creativity - YouTube
What is creativity, and what does it have to do with language? This animation from the Open University looks at how people use language in creative ways. Use this resource as a basis for starting the creative poetry writing process.
Inspire with Poetry! 10+ Ideas & Resources | Teacher Reboot Camp
Links to a host of tools and resources to inspire poetry writing
Literature Podcast 3 | British Council
Be transported by UK authors Colette Bryce, Leontia Flynn and Qatari poet Maryam Al Subaiey telling stories about their international journeys.
National Poetry Day | Forward Arts Foundation
Site about National Poetry Day with links and resources
I Can Write a Rainbow - Tony Walsh - YouTube
Reading of the poem 'I can write a rainbow' by Tony Walsh on YouTube
New Beginnings: A poem of welcome and inspiration. - YouTube
Reading of the poem New Beginnings by Tony Walsh on YouTube
Teaching Resources | New Beginnings: a poem of welcome... | Guardian Teacher Network
A welcoming and inspirational poem for new secondary pupils - New Beginnings by Tony Walsh (you must be registered on the Guardian Teacher Network to download the resource)
This site contains a large poetry section for children
The Written World Map | Scottish Poetry Library
This project was a collaboration with the BBC to broadcast a poem on the radio every day during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, bringing together poems representing each participating country. (Please note resource best viewed in Chrome brow
A free poetry website, poet's resource, and poetry community
Poetry Wordgames: Activities for Creative Thinking and Writing
50 poetry wordgames from Wordgames: Activities for Creative Thinking and Writing © Dianne Bates (Longman, 1993)
Resources suitable for secondary.
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