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Picture the Poet

Picture the Poet resource front coverPicture the Poet was a three-year project in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and Apples and Snakes, to support the teaching of creative poetry writing at Key Stages 2 and 3. 

We're pleased to make the teaching resource available for you to download here.The resource pack complements the Picture the Poet exhibition, a selection of outstanding photographic portraits of poets from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection, and offers a wide range of standalone poetry activities for the classroom. You can access all the portraits via the National Portrait Gallery website

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We're delighted to be able to offer a supplementary resource for Key Stage 4 students.This hour-long lesson uses the poem “I De Rap Guy” by Benjamin Zephaniah as a springboard into creating poems based on self-identity.
Download the Key Stage 4 resource.

Benjamin Zephaniah by Donald MacLellan © Donald MacLellan

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