How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13: Developing Creative Literacy

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This fully revised and extended third edition of 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. Designed to build writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, this new edition contains a wider selection of workshops exemplifying a variety of poetry styles, both classic and contemporary. Highlighting how the unique features of poetry can be used to teach literary skills, this book: Includes new workshops which introduce, or consolidate, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. Encourages debate, discussion, performance and empathy. Offers a new focus on confidence building and creativity using performance, rhythm, rhyme and rap. Explores the use of poetry for vocabulary enhancement. Encourages reading for pleasure. Provides an A to Z guide to poetry and poetry terminology plus a very extensive bibliography enabling you to keep up to date with poetry and poetry resources. Represents diverse cultures. Highlights cross-curricular links. Promoting creativity, achievement, mastery and enjoyment, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 provides teachers with a wealth of material and the inspiration to create a class of enthusiastic and skilled readers, writers, listeners and performers.