lunedì 26 giugno 2017



I have  always loved reading but reading and understanding  poetry can sometimes be difficult for our  ELT  learners.
Teachers need to find  the right approach and some strategies for enhancing  learning  while  reading  a poem .
When  teaching  poetry in English I usually  introduce the poem by using  images: sometimes it works, sometimes I need to work on words and sounds. Wordclouds are often used to brainstorm the topic in a text.

Thanks to  Twitter and the many educators who were involved in sharing ideas about  poetry in April this year I was able to  collect some interesting  documents online. They will help me develop  some activities for my Literature Lessons in English.

Using  Videos in the Introduction  Phase : Internet is now a great source of texts and we can rely on a lot of free material and videos online helping us for developing a better presentation and lesson.



Why teaching  Poetry?

 Because we can learn how to use words and think about what we want to express by using just a few words sometimes or by following sound patterns and rhymes.
Because we can express our  creativity and  use new language structures while learning a language we do not know very well.

Shelly  Terrell made a great webinar about teaching and learning with  Poetry: here is her  presentation shared in  April when we have " National Poetry  Month".

Learning with Poetry: Activities and Resources from Shelly Sanchez Terrell

More ideas are available online thanks to the many webinars which focussed on teaching  Elt  and Poetry:


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