Writing the Unseen Poem: can the writing of poetry help to support pupils' engagement in the reading of poetry?

Lockney, Karen and Proudfoot, Kevin (2013) Writing the Unseen Poem: can the writing of poetry help to support pupils' engagement in the reading of poetry? English in Education, 47 (2). pp. 147-162. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eie.12017

Abstract

This article discusses a small scale project investigating the role of writing poetry in order to strengthen pupils' responses to reading and analysing poetry. This takes place within the context of preparation for a question on unseen poetry in a high stakes examination, in a contemporary climate where creative responses to poetry are reported to be less prevalent than analytical responses within an assessment-focused curriculum. The project investigates strategies to inspire pupils to write their own poetry and to analyse the work of their peers in order to ‘put themselves in the shoes’ of the poet, supporting them in preparing for the examination question. It also involves teacher-modelling of the writing and reading processes to support pupils in feeling part of a reading and writing community.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: English in Education
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1754-8845
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies > Working with Children and Families
Depositing User: Karen Lockney
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 15:03
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 10:40
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2271

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