Bringing Poetry Alive

  • Title:Bringing Poetry Alive: A Guide to Classroom Practice
  • Author:Michael Lockwood
  • Publication Date:June 2011
  • Grade Level:K-9
  • ISBN:9780857020741
  • Publisher:Sage

Are you looking for ways to get your students and yourself excited about poetry again? Are you tired of teaching the same old poems in the same old way?

This book offers a wealth of ideas and support for ways to really bring poetry alive, drawing on what is known to work, and exploring exciting fresh ideas. It will help you to teach poetry with imagination and confidence, so that you can try new things while still meeting national curriculum requirements.

Written by people who have taught poetry in different settings for many years, and with contributions from poets Michael Rosen and James Carter, this book offers ideas on:

  • Using drama
  • Cross-curricular working
  • What to do with younger learners
  • Inspiring children to write their own poems
  • And much more!

An enjoyable and uplifting book, it is a must for anyone working with children aged 5 to 14 who is looking for inspiration for their poetry teaching.


Author Bio

Michael Lockwood is Senior Lecturer in English and Education, University of Reading.

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