Jumpstart! Poetry: Games and Activities for Ages 7-12

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 9, 2008 - Education - 186 pages
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A good poetry idea should help the children feel excited about writing and enable them to think of what to write - developing their imagination, creativity and writing skills.

Jumpstart! Poetry is about involving children as creative writers through writing poems. The book contains a bank of ideas that can be drawn upon when teaching poetry but also at other times to provide a source for creative writing that children relish. There are more than 100 quick warm-ups to fire the brain into a creative mood and to ‘jumpstart’ reading, writing and performing poetry in any key stage 1 or 2 classroom.

Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, this new ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers in any primary classroom.

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I used information from the book to create a workshop session for a Spoken Word Night, and I used all, ALL the information that I used from this book were the best parts. Thanks for the chance to look through. It saved the day for those high-schoolers in the workshop.

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About the author (2008)

Freelance writer, poet and educational consultant. Pie was a primary head teacher, lecturer and English Inspector. Author and editor of over 250 books, he runs training and development projects for the national strategy, education authorities and schools.

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