Winner

Teaching Poetry for Pleasure and Purpose

Sally Murphy

This book is designed to encourage and to confidently empower teachers to introduce and explore poetry in the classroom with their students. Its message is direct: poetry can be a pleasure to teach, learn, read and write, and it can hugely benefit student learning outcomes in the areas of English, language, and literacy. Poetry has many proven benefits for learning outcomes and can help significantly in students’ literacy journey, and Dr Murphy’s book is packed full of poem-driven activities and tips for engaging students with poetry for every step along the primary education journey, from Foundation to Year 6. Each chapter offers a blend of explanations, practical exercises, and importantly poetry. By demystifying the language of poetry – poetic techniques, language devices and forms of poetry – this book enables teachers to understand how poetry works, how to unlock its meaning and how to write it – and then shows how to pass this learning on to students.

Judge’s Comment

Teaching Poetry for Pleasure and Purpose confidently empowers teachers to introduce and explore poetry in the classroom with their students. Each chapter offers a blend of explanations, practical exercises and, importantly, poetry. By demystifying the language of poetry – poetic techniques, language devices and forms of poetry – this book enables teachers to understand how poetry works, how to unlock its meaning and how to write it, then shows how to pass this learning on to students.

Awards
Winner, Reference Resource
Resource type
Reference Resource
Subject
English
Release
August 2021
Format
Print only
ISBN
9781925132632

Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)

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