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Bringing poetry alive: a guide to classroom practice

Lockwood, M., ed. (2011) Bringing poetry alive: a guide to classroom practice. SAGE, London, pp160. ISBN 9780857020734

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This edited collection provides ideas and support for ways of 'bringing poetry alive' in the classroom at Key Stages 1,2 and 3, drawing on what is known to work and also exploring fresh thinking. It is designed to help both new and experienced teachers approach poetry teaching with greater imagination and confidence. The book is edited and introduced by Michael Lockwood and features chapters by experts who have taught poetry in different settings for many years, including contributions from poets Michael Rosen and James Carter. Professor Morag Styles of Cambridge University has provided a Preface. All the contributors have a connection with the University of Reading as lecturers, external examiners, current or former graduate students. The book includes the following sections: Introduction: Developments in Poetry Teaching 1: Reflections on Being Children’s Laureate – Michael Rosen 2: Teaching Poetry in the Early Years - Margaret Perkins 3: Actual Poems, Possible Responses - Prue Goodwin 4: Making Poetry - Catriona Nicholson 5: The role of the poet in primary schools -James Carter 6: Cross-Curricular Poetry Writing - Eileen Hyder 7: Teaching Poetry to Teenagers - Lionel Warner 8: Watching the Words: Drama and Poems - Andy Kempe 9: Literary Reading - Andy Goodwyn The book is intended for teacher educators,teachers and trainee teachers working with children aged 5 to 14 years.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy > First Language and Literacy Research Group
ID Code:22173
Uncontrolled Keywords:poetry teaching, poetry in schools, poetry in the classroom, poetry writing, poetry reading, children’s response to poetry, role of poetry teachers, engaging children with poetry, practical approaches to poetry, poetry by children, poetry at KS1, poetry at KS2, poetry at KS3, poets in schools, Michael Rosen, James Carter, cross-curricular poetry, poetry and other subjects, poetry for teenagers, progression in poetry, poetry and drama, dramatising poems, literary reading, reader response theory
Publisher:SAGE

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