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How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13

Developing Creative Literacy, 3rd Edition

By Michaela Morgan


95 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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This fully revised and extended third edition of 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. Designed to build writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, this new edition contains a wider selection of workshops exemplifying a variety of poetry styles, both classic and contemporary.

Highlighting how the unique features of poetry can be used to teach literary skills, this book:

  • Includes new workshops which introduce, or consolidate, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar skills.
  • Encourages debate, discussion, performance and empathy.
  • Offers a new focus on confidence building and creativity using performance, rhythm, rhyme and rap.
  • Explores the use of poetry for vocabulary enhancement.
  • Encourages reading for pleasure.
  • Provides an A to Z guide to poetry and poetry terminology plus a very extensive bibliography enabling you to keep up to date with poetry and poetry resources.
  • Represents diverse cultures.
  • Highlights cross-curricular links.

Promoting creativity, achievement, mastery and enjoyment, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 provides teachers with a wealth of material and the inspiration to create a class of enthusiastic and skilled readers, writers, listeners and performers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; A Note from the Author; Introduction: Writers’ Workshop; A to Z of Poetry; Workshop 1: Licensed to Thrill; Workshop 2: Monday’s Child; Workshop 3: The Day the Zoo Escaped; Workshop 4: Every Word Counts; Workshop 5: Fin Flapper; Workshop 6: - Waves; Workshop 7: - Further On; Workshop 8: - Space Rap; Workshop 9: - The Robin; Workshop 10: - Poem Hunt; Workshop 11: - I am a Baggy T-Shirt; Workshop 12: - The Sound Collector; Workshop 13: - Nocturnophobia; Workshop 14: - Three; Workshop 15: - December; Workshop 16 - Hubble Bubble; Workshop 17: - Charge of the Light Brigade; Workshop 18: – My First Day At School; Workshop 19: - Spag Alert!; Workshop 20: – Spelling it Out!; Workshop 21: - Hauntingly; Workshop 22: – Framed!; Bibliography; A-Z of Poets

About the Author

Michaela Morgan is a poet, children’s author, writer and former teacher. She runs workshops and courses in the UK and internationally.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities