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ERIC Number: ED520380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-6
Pages: 104
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4155-9014-3
How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13. Developing Creative Literacy, 2nd Edition
Morgan, Michaela
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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: (1) redrafting and revising activities; (2) poetry writing frames; (3) traditional and contemporary poems from a range of cultures; (4) poems written by children about their favorite subjects; (5) word games and notes on performing poetry; (6) cross-curricular links; (7) new workshops on performance poetry, wordplay, rhyming and unrhyming poetry senses and narrative poetry; and (8) 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. Following an introduction: "Writers' Workshop A to Z of Poetry." this book contains the following: (1) Licensed to Thrill-performing poetry; (2) Monday's Child-rhyming couplets; (3) The Day the Zoo Escaped-redrafting; (4) Every Word Counts awareness of syllables, haiku; (5) Fin Flapper-kennings; (6) Waves- shape/concrete poetry; (7) Further On-wordplay; (8) Space Rap-performance poetry; (9) The Robin-rhyming or unrhyming poetry; (10) Poem Hunt-senses Workshop; (11) I am a Baggy T-Shirt-Metaphor; (12) The Sound Collector-onomatopoeia; (13) Nocturnophobia-personification; (14) Three-levels of meaning; (15) December - different cultures and voices; (16) Hubble Bubble-classic and contemporary; (17) Charge of the Light Brigade-narrative poetry; and (18) The Dead Quire-challenging narrative poetry.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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