Now in a fully revised third edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9 is a practical, activity-based resource of poetry writing workshops. Each workshop provides enjoyable activities for pupils, aimed at building enjoyment and understanding of what poetry is and how to write it. Aiming to encourage speaking and listening skills as well as developing writing, this book includes:
¿ new workshops and a new emphasis on cross curricular links
¿ spelling, punctuation and grammar approached in an enjoyable and memorable way via poetry
redrafting and revising activities;
¿ poetry writing frames;
¿ traditional and contemporary poems from diverse cultures;
¿ children's own poems on their favourite subjects;
¿ performance poetry
¿ word games, nonsense and invented words.
¿ an A-Z guide to poetry, providing terminology, examples and a fund of further lesson ideas.
¿ an A to Z guide to poets a very extensive bibliography to encourage further reading and reading for enjoyment.
This book provides teachers with a wealth of material and the inspiration to create a class of enthusiastic and skilled readers, writers and listeners.
Michaela Morgan is an award winning poet, children's author, writer and former teacher. She runs workshops and courses in the UK and internationally. She is a National Poetry Day Ambassador. Her latest poetry contributions are Wonderland: Alice in Poetry (shortlisted for the CLiPPA Award for poetry) and Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls (winner of the North Somerset Teachers' Award). Her previous collection Words to Whisper was shortlisted for the BBC Blue Peter Award.
Introduction: Writers' Workshop
Almost Everything You Need to Know about Poetry Workshops: A-Z
Workshop 1: Rhyme Time - enjoying traditional rhyme
Workshop 2: Action Time - action poetry
Workshop 3: Pussycat, Pussycat - nursery rhymes
Workshop 4: Can You Do the Kangaroo? - 'nonsense' words
Workshop 5: Mrs Brown - extending a pattern, rhyming
Workshop 6: All Join In - onomatopoeia
Workshop 7: Monster Meals - alliteration
Workshop 8: Chips - a cut-up poem, or a shape/concrete poem
Workshop 9: The Robin - writing a non-rhyming poem
Workshop 10: The Poem Hunt - using the senses, writing poetic sentences,
Workshop 11: Feelings - using similes, expressing emotion
Workshop 12: Word Hoard - collecting interesting words
Workshop 13: Playing Around - word play, tongue-twisters, riddles, puns
Workshop 14: Licensed to Thrill - performing poetry
Workshop 15: The Jumblies - narrative poetry
Workshop 16: Bags of SPAG!