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Discovering Poetry 8–11+

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Contemporary themes such as internet, rollerblading and pollution

These poems will help to release the creative spirit that lies within every student. Using these poems as stimulus, teachers can guide students towards creative expression through the range of reflective activities on the blackline masters.

Features:

  • 18 original poems with contemporary themes such as the Internet, rollerblading and pollution
  • the blackline master activities are suited to the middle/upper primary classroom
  • each four-page unit has a consistent layout for students to follow more easily
  • units can be completed individually, in pairs or in small groups to encourage collaborative learning skills
  • each poem is accompanied by:
    • comprehension and word study activities
    • structured tasks to extend the students’ thinking and inspire their own poetry writing
    • detailed teachers notes that contain the activity answers and a range of classroom activities involving group discussion, individual writing and research activities
    • all literary terms and poetic styles are explained in full
  • poetry written in a range of classical styles
  • units can be incorporated into class themes or used as stand-alone units of work within the context of the language lessons
  • linked to outcome statements

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