The Poetry Book is a practical guide to teaching poetry. When students write poetry, it enriches their language and vocabulary, encourages creative thinking and develops reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. All students benefit from writing poetry but ‘at risk’ and reluctant writers can experience particular success from the creative but scaffolded nature of poetry.
The Poetry Book contains detailed information and fun activities that will encourage even the most poetry averse teacher to have a go!
This book includes:
- Information on the planning and teaching of poetry
- Quick Writes
- Integrated poetry units
- Ideas for sharing and celebrating poetry text