This book offers a wealth of ideas and support for ways to bring poetry alive, drawing on what is known to work, and exploring exciting fresh ideas. It will help you to teach poetry with imagination and confidence, so that you can try new things whilst still meeting national curriculum requirements. An enjoyable and uplifting book, it is a must for anyone working with children aged 5 to 14 who is looking for inspiration for their poetry teaching.

Cross-Curricular Poetry Writing

Cross-Curricular Poetry Writing

Cross-curricular poetry writing

Chapter Overview

This chapter considers ways of using poetry across the curriculum. Using examples from classroom practice and children's work, it shows that the content of other curriculum subjects can provide exciting and dynamic opportunities for writing poetry. In the process, children's understanding of work is consolidated and poetry writing becomes more meaningful. The chapter, therefore, suggests that poetry should not be restricted to the English classroom but used widely across the curriculum.

In the autumn of 2003 I attended a conference led by Sue Palmer and Pie Corbett. As part of this conference, they were introducing their book Literacy: What Works? (2003). It was a wonderful day, one of those times when you leave a conference with your mind buzzing with ...

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