Packed full of poem-driven activities and tips for engaging students with poetry.
“What is a poem? It’s emotion, compressed, whether love, laughter, awe or the million other emotions humans are capable of. A poem infects the reader with the wisdom of the poet.”
Jackie French, AM, Australian author (Foreword)
Poetry is taught in classrooms across Australia – partly because it is in the curriculum but hopefully, too, because educators know its value and because children enjoy it. But knowing its value does not mean that it is always easy to know how best to incorporate poetry into classroom life.
This book is designed to encourage and upskill teachers to introduce and explore poetry in the classroom with their students. Poetry has many proven benefits for learning outcomes and can help significantly in students’ literacy journey. Teaching Poetry for Pleasure and Purpose is packed full of poem-driven activities and tips for engaging students with poetry. It also includes poems by Sally Murphy and other Australian poets including Lorraine Marwood, Steven Herrick, Jackie Hosking, Janine Brian and more.
Publisher: Primary English Teacher’s Association Australia (PETAA)
Release Date: August 2021
Australian RRP: $39.95 (discount for PETAA members)