How to Teach Poetry Writing at Key Stage 3

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How to Teach Poetry Writing at Key Stage 3 is a practical manual for teachers, to be used directly in the classroom. The book begins with a series of poetry games designed to warm up creativity and strengthen the imagination. These are followed by a series of creative poetry workshops, based on the writer's own experience both as a teacher and poet running workshops in schools, which focus on developing a 'poetry base' for young writers. This imaginative base provides a range of poetic techniques and gives pupils...

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Overview

How to Teach Poetry Writing at Key Stage 3 is a practical manual for teachers, to be used directly in the classroom. The book begins with a series of poetry games designed to warm up creativity and strengthen the imagination. These are followed by a series of creative poetry workshops, based on the writer's own experience both as a teacher and poet running workshops in schools, which focus on developing a 'poetry base' for young writers. This imaginative base provides a range of poetic techniques and gives pupils experience in developing a repertoire of different forms. The book also offers advice on how to organize an effective workshop, and demonstrates how to teach poetry writing in a dynamic, creative and imaginative way in relationship with the KS3 national framework. Pie Corbett also provides useful advice on working with visiting poets in school, addresses for relevant web-sites, a list of books for follow-up work and a glossary of poetic forms and techniques.

Workshops include writing from first hand observation; autobiography - valuing our lives; writing about paintings, sculpture and music; surreal boxes and the bag of words; secrets, lies, wishes and dreams; creating images, taking word snapshots; riddles - hiding the truth; and red wheelbarrows and messages for mice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853469152
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/16/2002
  • Series: Writers' Workshop
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 4
Introduction 5
Poetry Games - Syntactic Gymnastics 12
1 Getting started 17
2 Before writing 18
3 Writing your poem 19
4 After writing 20
The Poet's Repertoire 21
Unit 1 Ways of Looking 22
Unit 2 Autobiography 32
Unit 3 Monologues and Other Voices 42
Unit 4 Deceptions and Wordplay 52
Unit 5 Creating Images - Word Snapshots 62
Unit 6 Playing With Rhyme 72
Unit 7 Art and Poetry 74
Recommended Resources 78
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