How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9

2nd Edition

Michaela Morgan

Published December 9, 2010
Reference - 90 Pages - 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415590136 - CAT# Y110277
Series: Writers' Workshop

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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.


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