Poetry has incredible power, and is able to express messages in unique ways, with rhythm or rhyme being some of the most formidable creating images and feelings that go beyond that of other works of literacy.
This new addition to the practical Creative Approach series aims to help teachers with poetry through using words, sounds, echoes, patterns and rhythm and celebrating the music of ordinary speech. Compiled by Andy Croft, this collection of poems and lesson ideas – which support primary teachers – show the power and joy of poetry.
Scattered with ideas, the various focus includes: word games; repetition and rhythm; using rhyme in the classroom; whole-class improvisations; sound and rhythm; syllables and patterns, and; non-rhyming poetry. In this respect, ideas from the book could easily be adapted for use in the reception classroom, as well as with a Year 6 cohort.