Some time ago I blogged about teaching poetry to a class of ten-year-olds.
I did six sessions and had heaps of fun. But best of all, I think I convinced most of the kids that poetry can be fun.
I’ve finally got around to posting the six Powerpoint Presentations on-line and you can download them here: Teacher resources
Feedback and corrections most welcome!
The presentations include:
- introduction to a range of different poets, from Andy Griffiths to Banjo Patterson
- viewing poetry from different media
- interactive links to web site activities and YouTube
- class group and individual activities
The presentations are:
- Poems that Make Us Laugh – with Andy Griffiths, limericks and fractured nursery rhymes
- Poems that Make a Noise – with Michael Rosen, literacy devices such as rhyme, rhythm, refrain, alliteration, onamatapoeia
- Poems that Paint a Picture – with Dorathea McKellar, language and literary devices such as imagery, simile, metaphor and personification
- Poems that Tell a Story – with Banjo Patterson and Alfred Noyes, writing and editing a story using techniques learned to date
- Poems that Make a Shape – with Basho the samurai haiku poet, haiku, concrete poems, conquain
- Poems that Make No Sense – with Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll
References to example poems have been provided where copyright excludes their reproduction.