How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13: Developing Creative Literacy

3rd Edition

Michaela Morgan

December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 110 Pages - 21 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138023697 - CAT# Y336458
Series: Writers' Workshop

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This fully revised and extended third edition of How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8–13 is a practical and activity-based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry. Designed to build writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, this new edition contains a widened selection of workshops exemplifying a variety of poetry styles, both classic and contemporary.

Highlighting how the unique features of poetry can be used to teach literary skills, this book:

  • includes new workshops which introduce, or consolidate, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills;
  • encourages debate, discussion, performance and empathy;
  • offers a new focus on confidence building and creativity using performance, rhythm, rhyme and rap;
  • explores the use of poetry for vocabulary enhancement;
  • encourages reading for pleasure;
  • provides an A to Z guide to poetry and poetry terminology plus a very extensive bibliography enabling you to keep up to date with poetry and poetry resources;
  • represents diverse cultures;
  • highlights cross-curricular links.

Promoting creativity, achievement, mastery and enjoyment, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8–13 provides teachers with a wealth of material and the inspiration to create a class of enthusiastic and skilled readers, writers, listeners and performers.


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