In the Dark Dark Wood KS1 Poetry Lesson


A complete lesson based on the poem ‘In the Dark, Dark Wood’ with PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. This fun spooky poem is ideal for teachers exploring scary poetry with their pupils. Great for Halloween! Useful for reading sessions or literacy lessons. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS1


The PPT contains:
• The poem with supporting visual images
• Background information about the 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 comprehension worksheets.Worksheet A contains a task to explore pupils’ basic understanding and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to language and expressing opinion.