Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9 is a practical, activity based resource of poetry writing workshops for teachers of primary age children. Each workshop provides enjoyable activities for pupils aimed at building a thorough understanding of what poetry is and how to write it. Aiming to encourage speaking and listening skills, this book includes:
three new workshops - Feelings, Licensed to Thrill and The Jumblies
redrafting and revising activities
poetry writing frames
traditional and contemporary poems from varied cultures
children's' own poems on their favourite subjects
guidance on how to write poems
word games and notes on performing poetry
an A-Z Guide to Poetry.
Updated to include cross-curricular links and a new expansive bibliography, this book provides teachers with a wealth of material andall the necessary skills to create a class of enthusiastic poetry writers.
Michaela Morgan is a practising poet, children's author, writer and former teacher. She runs workshops and courses in the UK and internationally.
Introduction. Writers' Workshop Almost Everything You'll Need to Know About Poetry Workshops A-Z Workshop 1. Rhyme Time - traditional rhymes to enjoy 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 - shape/concrete poetry Workshop 9. The Robin - writing a non-rhyming poem Workshop 10. The Poem Hunt - using the senses, writing poetic sentences, making revisions Workshop 11. Feelings Workshop 12. Word Hoard - collecting interesting words Workshop 13. Playing Around - word play, tongue-twisters, riddles, puns Workshop 14. Licensed to Thrill Workshop 15. The Jumblies