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

Developing Creative Literacy, 2nd Edition

By Michaela Morgan

© 2011 – Routledge

104 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2011-02-07
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About the Book

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

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:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU010000
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDU029020
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
EDU029050
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities