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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.

The Visiting Poet and Poetry Workshops
The visiting poet and poetry workshops

Bringing a poet into the classroom is the ultimate way of breathing life into the process of writing poetry. If the visit is to be a success and to have a long-lasting impact on students' perceptions of poetry, then it must be properly planned. This chapter explores good practice for working with visiting professional writers to create a productive writing workshop environment in classes across the secondary age range. Contact details are given for those wishing to plan poetry visits in and out of the classroom. I will also consider how teachers can build on the workshop experience to develop the poetry curriculum further by referring to the development of a scheme of work ...

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