Most key stage 2 teachers have pupils who balk at the prospect of writing a simple sentence, let alone an entire poem. Poetry is a mysterious concept to many children and when you ask students to pen a poem, less confident writers can freeze up. So start with a big dollop of reassurance. List all the fun things you can do with a poem — such as sing it, set it to a beat, put it in a picture, inside a card, round the walls in giant letters, on the stage in a performance — to sweep away the mystery. Inspire students by showing some crazy shape poems and suggesting they re-write theirs in shapes afterwards, or read a funny or spooky verse.
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Learn about us. Jordan Cockrum Thursday, September 6, Because it made me feel a kind of pang. Why did it make me feel that way? As Poet Laureate of the U. Smith said she hopes to share her love of poetry with these communities, without the pressure of teaching.
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Bestselling author Susan Shapiro who also has contributed articles to the Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal and The New York Observer , among many other publications was told by a critic that she writes best about people she loves. What inspired you to explore the relationship between student and teacher? Lila, the protagonist, finds herself thinking about her professor, Daniel; do you often find yourself thinking about long-past relationships like that? I was going up to say hi and he just walked away.
Staceyann Chin. At its best, literary culture is a public conversation. Starting out in Chicago in the mids, the spoken word poetry movement flourished in the s and continued onward into the s. Stories that seldom found their way into published texts took forefront in these circles. Instead, spoken word poetry offered a more democratic access to self-expression that challenged canonical expectations of literature Before the Internet provided a universal broadcasting platform, spoken word poetry was a supportive and nurturing space for writers at the margins of society.