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Does it Have to Rhyme?

Teaching Children to Write Poetry



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Does it Have to Rhyme?: Teaching Children to Write Poetry by Sandy Brownjohn
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This text is designed to help teachers to teach children to write expressive, vital poetry, and the examples of children's writing (by pupils aged 9-11) show what can be achieved if teachers encourage their pupils and believe in their capabilities. Each of the 26 chapters could form the basis for at least one lesson, and particular emphasis is placed on the teaching of forms and techniques to show that poetry is a craft which can to a certain extent be learned. The chapters are arranged to allow an overall development in difficulty through the book.

Table of Contents

Poetry games; alliteration; I should like to...; collective nouns; synonyms and names; new words for old; A B C books; colours; acrostics; riddles; haiku; tanka; cinquains; gravestones; epitaphs; reincarnation; 13 ways of looking at a blackbird; cat and mous; communal poems; patterns; skipping rhymes and chants; metaphors and similes; counting syllables; rhyming; sonnets; finding a theme; teaching points.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 1980
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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