Poetry resources

Poetry resources

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National Poetry Day - 1 October 2020

National Poetry Day is a nationwide celebration of poetry usually held on the first Thursday in October. This year's National Poetry Day takes place on Thursday 1 October 2020, with the theme still to be announced. In Scotland the Scottish Poetry Library celebrates the occasion by producing a series of resources for schools to request or download and enjoy. Printed cards will also be available in public libraries in Scotland. Teachers may wish to link this year's theme into a multilingual 'Mother Tongue Other Tongue' poetry competition. So why not inspire your students to celebrate the day, get creative and hold a contest? We've sourced some resources and links to websites below to help you get started.

  • BSL
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Gaelic
  • German
  • Italian
  • Scots
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Other world languages
  • Generic poetry and language resources
  • Poems about bilingualism
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