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Based on theory but with a practical dimension, the book engages readers in current critical debates about poetry teaching and its place in an assessment-driven curriculum.

Using Poets' Drafts
Using poets' drafts

In order for students to develop both their own writing skills and an understanding of the craft of writing it is vital that they are given access to the draft work of successful writers as well as to their published or performed poems. Textbooks will occasionally offer examples of draft manuscripts but these often serve as token illustrations of what a draft might look like rather than genuine attempts to reveal the processes which have informed the published poem. These processes will remain secret unless teachers can be given more examples along with constructive ideas about how to use this potentially rich source of material with their students.

The move towards shared drafting within the KS3 Framework, in which the relationship ...

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