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How to Teach Poetry Writing is a practical, activity-based book of writing workshops for teachers of junior classes. Each workshop will help you to build enjoyable activities for pupils, to help them to develop practical writing skills. Workshops include redrafting and revising activities, poetry writing frames, poems from a range of cultures, traditional and contemporary poems, poems by children, and lots of writing advice and plenty of fun.
Each workshop has been trailed in classrooms across the country, and is linked to NLS objectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853468049
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Writers' Workshop Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 11.69 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Michaela Morgan is a practicing poet, children's author, writer and former teacher. She has written over 100 books for children, including the Cool Clive series for Oxford University Press, and the Rocket Series, featuring Sausage the dog, for A & C Black. She runs workshops and courses in the UK and internationally.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 4
Introduction: Writers' Workshop 5
A to Z of Poetry 7
Workshop 1 Monday's Child - rhyming couplets 13
Workshop 2 The Day the Zoo Escaped - redrafting 16
Workshop 3 Every Word Counts - haiku 19
Workshop 4 Fin Flapper - kennings 22
Workshop 5 Waves - shape/concrete poetry 25
Workshop 6 Space Rap - performance poetry 28
Workshop 7 I am a Baggy Tee Shirt - metaphor 32
Workshop 8 The Sound Collector - onomatopoeia 34
Workshop 9 Nocturnophobia - personification 38
Workshop 10 Three - levels of meaning 41
Workshop 11 December - different cultures and voices 45
Workshop 12 Hubble Bubble - classic and contemporary 49
Workshop 13 The Dead Quire - narrative poetry 54
App Mama Dot 60
App An Anglo-Saxon Riddle 61
App Extract from Beowulf 62
App Figuratively Speaking 63
App November 64
App Recipe for a Story 65
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