Many teachers are devoting substantial amounts of time searching for resources to effectively teach poetry. Teaching Poetry with 7 – 12 year olds has been specifically developed to link poems with key objectives and a wealth of practical teaching ideas. A ‘Notes for Teachers’ section accompanies each poem and includes both suggestions for using the poem with either a whole class or a a group, and extension activities.
All of the poems in the pack have been used on school workshops with 7 – 12 year old children. Most are written by Alan Peat, but the collection also includes poems by Colin McNaughton and Michael Rosen. All poetry styles are covered, including rhyming and non – rhyming, haiku, expanding / contracting poems, shape poems, rap and free verse. Alan Peat also includes five writing frames to help children to structure their responses to poems effectively.
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