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Introduction

We all know that there is a healthy supply of poetry anthologies available (many based on themes), which are beautifully produced, superbly illustrated and packed with, in some cases, hundreds of poems-but how does a teacher zoom straight to those that illustrate specific points such as alliteration, wordplay, metaphors and similes? This is where we come in. A Poetry Teacher's Toolkit is aimed at Key Stage 2 teachers who need to teach poetry as part of the National Literacy Strategy whether by choice, design or default. It brings together a collection of poems that offers quick access to such specific points, inspirational ideas and more formalised lesson plans, together with supporting photocopiable differentiated activity sheets. The book provides a complete package that should help teachers to maximise their limited preparation and research time.