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Bringing Poetry Alive


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Offering a wealth of ideas and support for ways to really bring poetry alive, this book draws on what is known to work, and explores fresh thinking. It will help both new and experienced teachers approach poetry with imagination and confidence.

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.

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


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