The Hairy Toe KS1 Poetry Lesson


A complete poetry lesson based on the fun scary poem ‘The Hairy Toe’ with PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Great for Halloween! Useful for whole class or guided reading sessions, literacy lessons or topic work. 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 13 slide 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 inference.