About the book
And Everything Will Be Glad to See You is an anthology of poems by women and girls. It includes well-loved poets, such as Maya Angelou, Wendy Cope, Lucille Clifton and Christina Rossetti, to newer voices such as Amanda Gorman, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Ada Limón. The poetry is wide-ranging but accessible for pupils in KS2 (as well as younger or older), and has been chosen to inspire and uplift. Every poem is complemented by beautiful illustrations, which can also contribute and be referred to during reading and discussion.
About the resource
This classroom resource focuses on different ways of reading and understanding poetry, and gives ideas and tips to get children writing their own poems. It contains a combination of activities to use within literacy lessons, and some suggestions of ways to introduce poetry to children and integrate it into your classroom.
The resource is aimed at pupils in upper KS2, but activities and ideas could be adapted to use with younger ones if required. The poems themselves could be read out loud to anyone.