Teaching Poetry in the Primary Classroom

This book, written by a former teacher and school inspector, and popular and widely published children's poet, offers an accessible, practical and structured programme for the teaching of this sometimes neglected aspect of the English ...

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781845903756

Category: Education

Page: 160

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When asked by the school inspector what he thought of poetry, an eleven year old replied that "it's all la-dida and daffodils, isn't it?" In his primary school the boy had come across very little poetry apart from nursery rhymes, snatches of rhyming verse and a few comic pieces and nonsense poems. Poetry to him was something arcane, not really related to his own life. He had studied no powerful, challenging, contemplative, arresting, quirky poems and had written very few poems himself. His teacher admitted that he was no English specialist, had received few ideas at college on the teaching of poetry and didn't really know where to start. As children progress through the primary school they need to be exposed to a rich diet of poetry and encouraged to read, perform and write it themselves. Providing a varied and stimulating environment is essential if is to flourish. In addition, children need specifi c guidance and ideas to start them off writing their own poems. This book, written by a former teacher and school inspector, and popular and widely published children's poet, offers an accessible, practical and structured programme for the teaching of this sometimes neglected aspect of the English curriculum.

Teeth Wiggly as Earthquakes

As author and teacher Carol Avery writes:After reading this book I was inspired to use some of the ideas that Judith suggests, but I did not feel shuttled into a lock step approach that ignores differences among children.

Author: Judith Tannenbaum

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106015194357

Category: Education

Page: 76

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Teeth, Wiggly as Earthquakes guides teachers who want to explore writing poetry with their primary students. The lessons are easy to follow and contain numerous model poems written by primary students. Lessons build on one another in their exploration and use of image and sound as well as in their organization into themes. The book contains information on how to create projects, publications, and performances once students have created a body of poems. There are also ideas for incorporating poetry more fully into a primary classroom. Judith Tannenbaum gives teachers information while also respecting their intelligence. They can use the book as a step-by-step guide and then, as they feel more comfortable with poems, adapt the lessons, add model poems by their own students, and make up entirely new lessons. The book includes examples of how other primary teachers did just that. As author and teacher Carol Avery writes:After reading this book I was inspired to use some of the ideas that Judith suggests, but I did not feel shuttled into a lock step approach that ignores differences among children. I found that the approach here provides expertise and direction but leaves plenty of room for individual adaptation and innovation. I'm impressed with the author's responses to children. They are responses that honor children's thinking and respect them as individuals. Judith never comes across as superior to children. She clearly has the expertise to share with children but provides opportunity for children to bring their own expertise to the writing. . . . This teacher/poet knows how to bring out the best in children.

Teaching Poetry in the Primary School

Teaching Poetry in the Primary School encompasses the poetry requirements in National Curriculum programmes of study for Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.

Author: Dennis Carter

Publisher: David Fulton Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004265321

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Teaching Poetry in the Primary School encompasses the poetry requirements in National Curriculum programmes of study for Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.

Making Poetry Happen

The volume editors draw together a wide-range of perspectives to provide support for development of creative practices across the age phases, drawing on learners' and teachers' perceptions of what poetry teaching is like in all its forms ...

Author: Sue Dymoke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472510266

Category: Education

Page: 208

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UKLA Academic Book Award 2016: Highly Commended Making Poetry Happen provides a valuable resource for trainee and practicing teachers, enabling them to become more confident and creative in teaching what is recognized as a very challenging aspect of the English curriculum. The volume editors draw together a wide-range of perspectives to provide support for development of creative practices across the age phases, drawing on learners' and teachers' perceptions of what poetry teaching is like in all its forms and within a variety of contexts, including: - inspiring young people to write poems - engaging invisible pupils (especially boys) - listening to poetry - performing poetry Throughout, the contributors include practical, tried-and-tested materials, including activities, and draw on case studies. This approach ensures that the theory is clearly linked to practice as they consider teaching and learning poetry to those aged between 5 and 19 from different perspectives, looking at reading; writing; speaking and listening; and transformative poetry cultures. Each of the four parts includes teacher commentaries on how they have adapted and developed the poetry activities for use in their own classroom.

Making Poetry Matter

Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy.

Author: Sue Dymoke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441105684

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.

Writing to Learn

This book will prove invaluable to teachers and parents keen to teach writing whilst seeing children as active and critical learners. It shows that if we expect great things from children in writing, we get them.

Author: Fred Sedgwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134592456

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Writing to Learn looks at how poetry can be used as an enjoyable way to teach literacy across the curriculum. It includes remarkable poems and stories by children as well as clear descriptions of how to teach creatively within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy. The book goes through the primary curriculum, subject by subject: *Poetry and Science and Maths *Poetry and Personal, Social and Moral Education *Poetry and Art and Music *Poetry and Religious Education *Poetry for its Own Sake. The author includes: *advice on different ways children can compose their writing and how computers can be a valuable aid to children's writing *examples of published poetry and how it can be used to stimulate good writing *advice on bringing writers into schools and publishing school anthologies. This book will prove invaluable to teachers and parents keen to teach writing whilst seeing children as active and critical learners. It shows that if we expect great things from children in writing, we get them.

Raps and Rhymes About Primary School Times

Raps and Rhymes about Primary School Times: A Childrens Poetry Anthology is cleverly written through the eyes of both children and teachers and it captures, brilliantly, the learning, the fun and the stories that take place in primary ...

Author: Sue Nield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467888929

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Children are fantastic! They always captivate and surprise us with their great words of wisdom, their wonderful imaginations and all the great things that they do, just some of which have been captured in this excellent collection of poems. Raps and Rhymes about Primary School Times: A Childrens Poetry Anthology is cleverly written through the eyes of both children and teachers and it captures, brilliantly, the learning, the fun and the stories that take place in primary schools every day. The poems are rhythmic, bouncy and entertaining and contain an excellent balance of humour, empathy and pathos. The anthology includes raps, narrative poems, limericks, riddles and rhyming tales which provide a rich and humorous insight into school life. This Childrens Poetry Anthology is a must for every classroom for both children and teachers alike - and a must for every household with children, young and old!

Creative Teaching English in the Early Years and Primary Classroom

This chapter asks andtriesto answer some important questions that relatetowhy wehavedecided to devotea third ofthis book to teaching poetry creativelyin theearly yearsand primary classroom. Those questions are: • Whatispoetry?

Author: Chris Horner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135396565

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Presenting a range of exciting activities that support the development of creative English lessons within the existing structures of the Foundation Curriculum and the National Curriculum, this book: is packed full of interactive and creative teaching strategies provides guidance on assessing creative work highlights opportunities for creative literacy activities across the curriculum covers ages 3-11.

Creative Approaches to Poetry for the Primary Framework for Literacy

Creative Approaches to Poetry for the Primary Framework for Literacy supports teachers in planning, teaching and, most importantly, enjoying poetry with their pupils.

Author: Jan Foale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135246624

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Creative Approaches to Poetry for the Primary Framework for Literacy supports teachers in planning, teaching and, most importantly, enjoying poetry with their pupils. With an emphasis on creative, cross curricular approaches the authors explore tried and tested methods of teaching poetry in an engaging and comprehensive manner. A carefully considered range of poems has been included in order to expand children’s repertoires in a variety of poetic forms. Chapters cover: how to develop a range of creative approaches to teaching poetry, involving visualisation, drama, choral speaking, performance, discussion and writing how to engage children from a variety of backgrounds and abilities in experiencing poetry in its many forms integrating the teaching of poetry with all other areas of the curriculum including ICT and citizenship effectively linking all work to the KS1 poetry units of the renewed Primary National Framework for Literacy an innovative model that takes children on a journey beginning before they meet the poem through to becoming poets themselves. This accessible and user-friendly book includes informative case studies, photographs and children’s work to demonstrate alternative routes to working with poetry. It will prove an invaluable resource for all primary teachers seeking to employ progressive and effective strategies in the teaching of poetry.

Learning Outside the Primary Classroom

In Learning Outside the Primary Classroom, the educationalist and writer Fred Sedgwick explores in a practical way the many opportunities for intense learning that children and teachers can find outside the confines of the usual learning ...

Author: Fred Sedgwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415608664

Category: Education

Page: 117

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"We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Learning outside the classroom is about raising achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance." LOTC Initiative manifesto In Learning Outside the Primary Classroom, the educationalist and writer Fred Sedgwick explores in a practical way the many opportunities for intense learning that children and teachers can find outside the confines of the usual learning environment, the classroom. This original work is based on tried and tested methods from UK primary schools. The author draws on current concerns in the educational world regarding outdoor learning as exemplified by the eight sector Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) initiative (supported by Ofsted), but remains refreshingly independent in approach. Using a metaphor of concentric circles Learning Outside the Primary Classroom starts with a brief opening chapter based in the classroom itself before moving outwards to explore the learning possibilities presented by the immediate environs of the school – playgrounds, gym halls, sports fields etc. Later chapters move beyond the school gates to explore the local shops, parks, religious centres, libraries and town halls and the myriad learning opportunities they represent. The final chapters explore the possibilities of larger scale day trips to major galleries and museums and more ambitious field trips.

Bringing Poetry Alive

Offering a wealth of ideas and support for ways to really bring poetry alive, this book draws on what is known to work, and explores fresh thinking.

Author: Michael Lockwood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446249840

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Offering a wealth of ideas and support for ways to really bring poetry alive, this book draws on what is known to work, and explores fresh thinking. It will help both new and experienced teachers approach poetry with imagination and confidence. Written by people who have taught poetry in different settings for many years, and with contributions from poets Michael Rosen and James Carter, this book offers ideas on: - using drama - cross-curricular working - what to do with younger learners - inspiring children to write their own poems - and much more ... 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. Michael Lockwood is Senior Lecturer in English and Education, University of Reading.

Poetry in the classroom

Also, when under time pressure and the necessity to drop certain topics, poetry seems to be among the first ones to be dropped. The question arises whether this is due to teachers who never found access to poetry?

Author: Annette Jansen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656062790

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,0, LMU Munich (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, abstract: In general, poetry seems to be a fairly neglected topic in today’s classrooms. Reasons for this may be multiple1 and it is probably difficult to determine universally valid explanations. It does not make a difference whether it is poetry in the mother tongue or poetry in a foreign language; it just seems that poetry in general does not seem to be very popular. Skipping through the current schoolbooks the impression occurs that poetry only plays a subordinate role. Also, when under time pressure and the necessity to drop certain topics, poetry seems to be among the first ones to be dropped. The question arises whether this is due to teachers who never found access to poetry? The extra effort it might take to prepare for a poetry lesson? Or is it lacking courage to approach a topic that seems to be unpopular? It is up to teachers to either inspire or discourage pupils when it comes to poetry. This inspiration or discouragement may last a lifetime. Many pupils probably consider poetry as ‘un-cool’. But in the time of events like literature and poetry slams, which are highly enjoyed by many pupils and students, it should be worth re-thinking the attitude about poetry and to bring poetry to the classrooms. With this paper I would like to show approaches, activities and ideas how teachers can make poetry more popular in the classroom.

Behind the Poem

Published in 1988, this book is a teacher's eye view of how children come to write and rewrite poems, and of how they make aesthetic choices in their writing.

Author: Robert Hull

Publisher: Routledge Revivals

ISBN: 1138541222

Category:

Page: 298

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Published in 1988, this book is a teacher's eye view of how children come to write and rewrite poems, and of how they make aesthetic choices in their writing. Drawing on over twenty years' experience of teaching poetry in primary and secondary schools, Robert Hull presents a detailed account of the process of writing poetry in the classroom. The reader is invited, almost in confidence, to be witness to a skilled teacher's planning, recognition, and definition of children's emergent understanding and expertise. The author adopts a non-behaviourist model which stresses difficulty and uncertainty, rejecting a simplistic assumption of linear progression, predictability of outcome, and short-term results. The many examples of poems written by the children demonstrate in a very vivid and impressive way the value of this approach. All teachers, not just of poetry, will find this a fascinating and informed study, and an inspiration for their own work in the classroom.

Creative Ways to Teach Literacy

Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013! Covering the essential areas of practice, this book suggests ways to make your literacy teaching as creative and engaging as possible.

Author: Virginia Bower

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446249826

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013! Covering the essential areas of practice, this book suggests ways to make your literacy teaching as creative and engaging as possible. Children get the most out of their learning when it is exciting, and this book offers great ideas for classroom practice, whilst making careful links to research. Sections advise on teaching narrative, poetry and non-fiction, and each chapter contains case studies and ideas to try out in practice. The authors cover a broad range of topics, including: - exploring traditional tales - writing from experience - using playground games as a foundation for literacy - performing poetry. Written for teachers working with children aged 3-11 years, this book gives you the opportunity to develop children's literacy in enjoyable and interesting ways.

How to Teach Poetry Writing Workshops for Ages 8 13

Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8–13 is a practical and activity-based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry in the primary classroom.

Author: Michaela Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136840159

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 is a practical and activity based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry in the primary classroom.

When You ve Made it Your Own

This book "provides teachers with a readable and highly practical book on the teaching of poetry in the classroom....[The author] identifies the common problems he has observed in poetry instruction in our elementary schools and shares his ...

Author: Gregory A. Denman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0435084623

Category: Education

Page: 201

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This book "provides teachers with a readable and highly practical book on the teaching of poetry in the classroom....[The author] identifies the common problems he has observed in poetry instruction in our elementary schools and shares his responses to those problems and deficiencies, demystifying poetry along the way and offering suggestions on incorporating it into a language arts curriculum. Written to provide teachers with a better and more complete understanding of the nature of poetry as well as a collection of specific teaching strategies, the book will help good language arts teachers become even better teachers of poetry."

Learning Language Through Literature

In this book, full coverage is given to the use of poetry, prose and drama in language learning and teaching at all three levels of the education system.

Author: /Peter Falvey

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622094345

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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This useful sourcebook contains 12 chapters written by experienced classroom practitioners in Hong Kong. One theme appears constantly in these chapters: that in the English language classroom, whether at primary, secondary, or tertiary levels, high interest and positive motivation occur through active learning when literary texts, literary techniques and literariness are featured. In this book, full coverage is given to the use of poetry, prose and drama in language learning and teaching at all three levels of the education system. The tasks and activities described here have been shown to work with all bands of students. This book is ideally suited both for practising teachers and participants in teacher education programmes in Hong Kong and the rest of S.E. Asia. It will be particularly useful for primary and secondary teachers of English wishing to incorporate appropriate and relevant teaching activities so as to meet the goals of the new Target Oriented English Language Curriculum.

Teaching Gifted Children in Today s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Soft, poetic illustrations reinforce this tender tale about a young girl who looks for something special to share with her class. ... of gifted math students, Freeman 222 Teaching Gifted Children in Today's Preschool and Primary Classrooms.

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781631980459

Category: Education

Page: 248

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These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies and techniques help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate and extend the curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Individual chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and finding and supporting giftedness in diverse populations. The text includes current information on brain research and learning; rigor and complexity; and integrating creativity, the arts, and higher-level thinking in accordance with learning goals. Scenarios and vignettes take readers into teachers’ classrooms. The book includes extensive references and resources to explore. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

Teaching Poetry for Pleasure and Purpose

This book will be your guide for teaching poetry in the classroom.

Author: Sally Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925132633

Category:

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This book will be your guide for teaching poetry in the classroom. Through a blend of explanations, practical explanations and (importantly!) poems, it will demystify the language of language: poetic techniques, language devices and forms of poetry. It will enable teachers and, through you, your students, to understand how poetry works, ways of unlocking its meanings and, of course, how to write it. Above all, it will show you how poetry can be a pleasure - to teach, to read and to write - for teachers and students alike.