From a Railway Carriage KS2 Poetry Lesson


A complete lesson based on the poem ‘From a Railway Carriage’ by Robert Louis Stevenson with PPT presentation, comprehension worksheets and follow up activities. Ideal for exploring classic poetry or as part of a topic on transport. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS2.


The 10 slide PPT contains:
• The poem with supporting visual images
• Background information about the poet and poem
• Discussion questions
• Details of follow-up activities.

The resource also includes:
• A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight.
Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to exploring the poet’s use of language and finding evidence.