Resources for Teachers
Take a look at some of our lesson plans and resources for primary and post-primary schools.
Poetry Ireland and Irish Aid WorldWise Global Schools Creative Writing Lesson Plans
Download development education creative writing lesson plans for post-primary schools. The plans explore global issues and are by Writers in Schools facilitators Nessa O'Mahony, Oisín McGann, Paula Leyden, Peter Sailsbury, Pete Mullineaux and Debbie Thomas.
Poetry Day Ireland 2016: Lesson plans for schools
Watch Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin read and discuss her poem 'All For You', then follow the lesson plan. Ideal for students studying for Leaving Certificate English. Posters of Julie O'Callaghan's 'My Life' and Matthew Sweeney's 'Smile' are also available to download.
Primary Schools (Senior)
Watch poet Enda Wyley read and discuss her poem 'Bully', then follow the lesson plan. Ideal for 3rd-6th classes. A poster of 'Bully' is also available to download.
Primary Schools (Junior)
Watch poet Tony Curtis read and discuss his poem 'Poet and the Mouse', then follow the lesson plan. Ideal for Junior Infants - 2nd classes. A poster of Michael Rosen's 'Don't Put Mustard in the Custard' is also available to download.
Poetry Day Ireland 2015: Lesson plans for schools
Our lesson plans for Poetry Day Ireland 2015 included activies for primary schools by Nell Regan based on poems by Jack Prelutsky and Roger McGough, as well as an adaptable creative writing lesson plan for post-primary schools by Writers in Schools facilitator Pete Mullineaux, and a poem read by best-selling childrens' author Marita Conlon-McKenna.