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Teaching poetry in the early years

Perkins, M. (2011) Teaching poetry in the early years. In: Lockwood, M. (ed.) Bringing poetry alive. Sage, London, pp. 26-37. ISBN 9780857020734

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The chapter begins by establishing the key features of poetry itself and of poetry in the early years of schooling. A case study of how poetry is taught and learnt in one Reception class (ages 4 - 5 years) is presented, in this way demonstrating what excellent practice might look like. Poetry for listening to, for performing, for word-play, for responding and for writing are all covered. The chapter ends with advice on 'where do I start in teaching poetry?'

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy in Education
ID Code:26054

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