What is Pink? KS1 Poetry Lesson


A complete poetry lesson based on a classic poem about colours: ‘What is Pink’ by Christina Rossetti. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Also includes guidance for four follow-up writing activities. Ideal for exploring classic poetry with KS1 and also lower KS2.  Also great for helping students identify and discuss different colours. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work.


The 17 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 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 expressing opinion.