Teaching poetry for pleasure and purpose

Teaching poetry for pleasure and purpose

By Dr Sally Murphy

Cover illustration by Hykie Breeze

WINNER — Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2022 Primary: Reference Resource category

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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. Dr Murphy’s book is packed full of poem-driven activities and tips for engaging students with poetry. Dr Murphy says "As well as writing books, I am a poet. I love crafting poetry on all kinds of topics, and in a range of forms, both rhyming and unrhyming."

In Book Extras: Find links to digital resources for this book including links to multimedia resources (with poetry on YouTube and Instagram) and links to relevant Australian Curriculum: English content descriptions for Foundation to Year 6.

New Title Information Sheet (.pdf 316KB)

Sample Chapter (.pdf 390 kB)

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