Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 is a practical and activity based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry in the primary classroom. Designed to help build writing, speaking and listening skills, this book contains a wide selection of workshops exemplifying a variety of poetry styles and showing how their unique features can be used to teach key literacy skills. This book includes:
- redrafting and revising activities;
- poetry writing frames;
- traditional and contemporary poems from a range of cultures;
- poems written by children about their favourite subjects;
- word games and notes on performing poetry;
- cross-curricular links;
- new workshops on performance poetry, wordplay, rhyming and unrhyming poetry senses and narrative poetry;
- an A-Z Guide to Poetry.
Featuring a wealth of poems and a new bibliography to help you find the perfect poem for a lesson, this book will be of interest to all teachers looking to develop the necessary skills in their pupils to become confident writers of poetry.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction - Writers’ Workshop A to Z of Poetry Workshop 1. Licensed to Thrill - performing poetry Workshop 2. Monday’s Child – rhyming couplets Workshop 3. The Day the Zoo Escaped – redrafting Workshop 4. Every Word Counts – awareness of syllables, haiku Workshop 5. Fin Flapper – kennings Workshop 6. Waves - shape/concrete poetry Workshop 7. Further On – wordplay Workshop 8. Space Rap - performance poetry Workshop 9. The Robin - rhyming or unrhyming poetry Workshop 10. Poem Hunt – senses Workshop 11. I am a Baggy T-Shirt – Metaphor Workshop 12. The Sound Collector – onomatopoeia Workshop 13. Nocturnophobia – personification Workshop 14. Three - levels of meaning Workshop 15. December - different cultures and voices Workshop 16. Hubble Bubble - classic and contemporary Workshop 17. Charge of the Light Brigade - narrative poetry Workshop 18. The Dead Quire - challenging narrative poetry
Michaela Morgan is a practising poet, children’s author, writer and former teacher. She runs workshops and courses in the UK and internationally.