Are you confident with the poetry focus in the curriculum?
The curriculum places a greater emphasis on poetry. It requires pupils to read, respond to and discuss a wide range of poetry as well as providing opportunities for writing poems. It also includes the learning, reciting and presenting of poems.
This book offers a very practical guide to different forms of poetry and the key terminology needed as well as suggestions for creating a poetry ethos in schools. It looks in detail, with practical examples, at responding to and discussing poetry and performing it. It includes games, approaches, strategies and models for the writing of poetry. It also supports teacher subject knowledge.
Examples are based on a wide range of poems from the classic to the modern and useful websites, resources and a booklist are also included.