Poetry Day Ireland 2017: Resources for Primary Schools

Videos and lesson plans for primary students, to share in the classroom on Poetry Day Ireland. 

Lucinda Jacob reads from Hopscotch in the Sky



Lucina Jacob popped in to Poetry Ireland to tell us about Hopscotch in the Sky, her collection of poems with illustrations by Lauren O’Neill, which will be published by Little Island Books and Poetry Ireland on 5 October 2017. 

A handsome hardback edition with full colour illustrations throughout, Hopscotch in the Sky is a poetry book for young readers. The book has a seasonal theme, taking young readers from spring through to winter. There are poems about nature, the landscape, the weather and children’s experiences of the seasons from ice-creams to Christmas trees. 

With stunning illustrations by artist Lauren O’Neill, winner of the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Illustration in 2016, the book will appeal to children aged 9 and above, and will make a perfect gift for families. Available to pre-order at www.littleisland.ie.

Download Hopscotch in the Sky Classroom Posters

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Downloadable lesson plans by Nell Regan

Writer, teacher and experienced Writers in Schools facilitator Nell Regan has prepared adaptable lesson plans for primary schools, which focus on reading, writing and performing poetry, and are based around the humorous poem 'Louder than a Clap of Thunder' by Jack Prelutsky and on 'The Sound Collection' by Roger McGough.

» Download lesson plans for Junior Infants - 6th Class

» Listen to Jack Prelutsky read 'Louder than a Clap of Thunder'