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:
- La Plaza Tiene Una Torre por Antonio Machado. This simple, repetitive poem can be sung or read. The repetition of “tiene” makes it an engaging way to introduce the verb “tener”.
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:
- Las metaforas you can also find French and English (generic) versions of this resource in the appropriate sections.