ERIC Number: EJ723175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 29
"Poetry? Of Course We Do It. It's in the National Curriculum." Primary Children's Perceptions of Poetry
Literacy, v39 n3 p129-134 Nov 2005
What can listening to children's ideas about poetry teach us? This article considers ways in which exploring primary-aged students' perceptions of poetry can inform teachers' work with children. Using strategies from earlier studies in secondary schools, a small-scale project with Year 6 students revealed their complex and sometimes contradictory ideas. These ideas reflect some of the current debates around the nature of poetry and ways of teaching it. The children's ideas are analysed with critical attention paid to the impact of the view of literacy in England's "National Literacy Strategy" on the teaching and learning of poetry.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Poetry, Literacy Education, National Curriculum, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)