Teaching Poetry in the Primary Classroom

Teaching. Poetry. in. the. Primary. Classroom. “Poetry has had a hard time in
schools in recent years, subjected to analysis, synthesis, interpretation and
dissection and all in the services of literacy. With this book Gervase exuberantly,
vividly ...

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781845903756

Category: Education

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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.

Teaching Poetry in the Primary School

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.

Teaching Poetry in the Primary School

Now, in most classrooms, the teacher's useofthe written word consists of name
labelsand extracts of information as in a museum and thishasthe effectof
consolidating a factual, prosaic way of seeinglife processes andlivingthings. But,
letussay ...

Author: David Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134103973

Category: Education

Page: 159

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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: 9781441163530

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.

A Note Slipped Under the Door

This book invites preservice and inservice teachers, staff developers - anyone who wants to make a lasting place for poetry in their own and their students' lives - into many of these same primary through middle school classrooms for an up ...

Author: Nick Flynn

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015053749175

Category: Education

Page: 241

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"WHATEVER SHIRLEY OR NICK TELL YOU-BELIEVE THEM." - Naomi Shihab Nye How do we read a poem? What can we teach from a poem we love? How can we name what poets do in order to inform our writing, our teaching? In their staff development work with teachers, Nick Flynn and Shirley McPhillips have often encountered these and similar questions. This book invites preservice and inservice teachers, staff developers - anyone who wants to make a lasting place for poetry in their own and their students' lives - into many of these same primary through middle school classrooms for an up-close look at several thoughtful, rigorous, poetry inquiries. Each chapter begins with a mentor poem as the centerpiece for discussion, followed by a short narrative of ways the authors view their world through that chapter's particular poetic "lens." The authors then walk the reader into a classroom writer's workshop where, through vignettes, conversations, and carefully designed mini-lessons, that chapter's key element of poetic practice is being studied over time. Other aspects that will help teachers in designing and conducting inquiry around mentor poems include:mini-lessons that take students through an inquiry from launch to in-depth extensions;illustrations of student writing samples in the "try it" stages, successive drafts, and crafted poems;words, stories, and examples of best-loved poets that inspire and instruct us in our own thinking and teaching;appendixes that include various types of book lists, charts, conference transcripts, and additional poems. A Note Slipped Under the Door will show how you might help your student writers let the poems they love teach them what they need to know, and build a writing life that includes finding and crafting their own.

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!

Poetry From Reading to Writing

Covers the process of writing a poem with pupils in key stage two, from reading examples right through to writing their own piece.

Author: Robert Hull

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415554060

Category: Education

Page: 106

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Covers the process of writing a poem with pupils in key stage two, from reading examples right through to writing their own piece.

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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.

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Jumpstart Poetry

The book contains a bank of ideas that can be drawn upon when teaching poetry but also at other times to provide a source for creative writing that children relish.

Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134035397

Category: Education

Page: 186

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A good poetry idea should help the children feel excited about writing and enable them to think of what to write - developing their imagination, creativity and writing skills. Jumpstart! Poetry is about involving children as creative writers through writing poems. The book contains a bank of ideas that can be drawn upon when teaching poetry but also at other times to provide a source for creative writing that children relish. There are more than 100 quick warm-ups to fire the brain into a creative mood and to ‘jumpstart’ reading, writing and performing poetry in any key stage 1 or 2 classroom. Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, this new ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers in any primary classroom.

Poetry for Life

A Practical Guide to Teaching Poetry in the Primary School Linda Hall. of a wide
range of rhyming poetry and verse is vital and , in the case of children with
learning difficulties , must go hand in hand with appropriate teaching strategies .

Author: Linda Hall

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015017933576

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Teaching Fiction in the Primary School

William Shakespeare, The Tempest” The following project is designed to
complement a project on 'The Tempest' planned under 'Literacy Hour Lessons' in
the companion volume Teaching Poetry in the Primary School but can also be
used ...

Author: Dennis Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134112029

Category: Education

Page: 139

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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."

Creativity in Primary Education

But to get creative approaches into everyday teaching, you need to tackle the question - what is creativity? This book explores this question in an accessible and practical way.

Author: Anthony Wilson

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473907188

Category: Education

Page: 272

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“An alien spaceship crash landed in my playground today” For one primary school in England, this was not an ordinary day. It was a fabulous day of inspiration, writing, drawing, discovering and learning for the pupils, the staff and the parents. But the best thing of all? The only truly out of the ordinary thing was the alien spaceship. So how do you make creativity a more everyday part of primary teaching? Teachers and trainees agree that creativity is a fabulous thing. But to get creative approaches into everyday teaching, you need to tackle the question - what is creativity? This book explores this question in an accessible and practical way. It helps trainees to do more than ‘know it when they see it’, by helping them to understand the separate and very diverse elements of creativity. The third edition of this popular text retains key material, but it has been updated and revised to include two new chapters on the creative curriculum, along with links throughout to the Standards and the new National Curriculum. This book will help you enhance your teaching so you and the children in your class can be: fellow explorers, adventurous discoverers and spontaneous investigators!

Teaching Speaking Listening in the Primary School

The authors discuss the links between language and learning, offer case studies
and suggestions for classroom ... Literacy in Primary Classrooms Elizabeth
Grugeon and Paul Gardner 1-85346–617–4 How to Teach Poetry Writing at KS2
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Author: Elizabeth Grugeon

Publisher: David Fulton Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106016897537

Category: Education

Page: 148

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This newly revised second edition looks at ways in which teachers can develop children's abilities in speaking and listening, as required by the National Curriculum. The authors discuss the links between language and learning; offer case studies and suggestions for classroom practice; and provide stimulating activities to help pupils to become more articulate, coherent and effective in standard English. The book is a suitable text for students taking primary initial teacher training courses. It will also be welcomed as a practical handbook for primary teachers.

Games Ideas and Activities for Primary Poetry

Games, Ideas and Activities for Primary Poetry is the resource you need to help create enjoyable poetry lessons for both you and your learners.

Author: Virginia Bower

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 1408259346

Category: Education

Page: 351

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This is the resource to help create enjoyable poetry lessons for both you and your learners. As well as providing a base of 150 ready-made lesson activities to use in the classroom, Virginia Bower helps develop knowledge of different poetic forms, the range of poetry available and how best to use this poetry in teaching.

Creative Teaching English in the Early Years and Primary Classroom

Rhyme We have discussed the importance of rhyme in some detail in the two
other chapters on poetry where we consider the experience of children in the
Foundation Stage and in KS1. As we have discussed, children grow up with
nursery ...

Author: Chris Horner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135396572

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.

Teaching Children s Literature in the Primary School

and the Middle School there is named after him . I hope to go there soon .
Children can adopt their own poets in this way . Quite apart from anything else , it
will help to de - mystify the profession . Asking children about poets often
produces ...

Author: Geoff Fenwick

Publisher: David Fulton Publishers

ISBN: PSU:000017719223

Category: Children's literature

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