Developing Poetry Skills
Author: Geoff Barton
Published: 11 September 1998
Format: Paperback 128 pages
Level: Age 11+
Fire students' imaginations with this stimulating resource
Provides your students with the key skills they need to read and respond to poetry effectively. Introduces students to the enjoyment of reading poetry and builds confidence and understanding throughout KS3.
Carefully structured activities develop skills progressively throughout Years 7, 8 & 9.
Early units are thematic to help build students' confidence in reading and responding to poetry.
Later units are genre-based to develop understanding of poetic language and to prepare students for KS3 tests and beyond.
Manageable units of poetry can easily be built into existing schemes of work.
Incorporates a diverse range of poetry, including contemporary and pre-1914 writers, spanning a variety of times and cultures.