How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9

2nd Edition

By Michaela Morgan

© 2011 – Routledge

90 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415590136
pub: 2010-12-09
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About the Book

Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9 is a practical, activity based resource of poetry writing workshops for teachers of primary age children. Each workshop provides enjoyable activities for pupils aimed at building a thorough understanding of what poetry is and how to write it. Aiming to encourage speaking and listening skills, this book includes:

  • three new workshops - Feelings, Licensed to Thrill and The Jumblies
  • redrafting and revising activities
  • poetry writing frames
  • traditional and contemporary poems from varied cultures
  • children’s’ own poems on their favourite subjects
  • guidance on how to write poems
  • word games and notes on performing poetry
  • an A-Z Guide to Poetry.

Updated to include cross-curricular links and a new expansive bibliography, this book provides teachers with a wealth of material andall the necessary skills to create a class of enthusiastic poetry writers.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Writers’ Workshop Almost Everything You’ll Need to Know About Poetry Workshops A-Z Workshop 1. Rhyme Time – traditional rhymes to enjoy Workshop 2. Action Time – action poetry Workshop 3. Pussycat, Pussycat – nursery rhymes Workshop 4. Can You Do The Kangaroo? – ‘nonsense’ words Workshop 5. Mrs Brown – extending a pattern, rhyming Workshop 6. All Join In – onomatopoeia Workshop 7. Monster Meals – alliteration Workshop 8. Chips – shape/concrete poetry Workshop 9. The Robin – writing a non-rhyming poem Workshop 10. The Poem Hunt – using the senses, writing poetic sentences, making revisions Workshop 11. Feelings Workshop 12. Word Hoard – collecting interesting words Workshop 13. Playing Around – word play, tongue-twisters, riddles, puns Workshop 14. Licensed to Thrill Workshop 15. The Jumblies

About the Author

Michaela Morgan is a practising 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