Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Poetry workshops

Last week I took poetry workshops; performed a couple of poems first then moved into strategies like Images for the older classes, conversation poetry, funny poems, falling down poems.  All techniques I've developed over a number of years and fine tuned as I teach them a number of times- the results are amazing, great fun and the children achieve a written poem- often two in the 55 minutes session.   I love encouraging children to write- and they can write!

4 comments:

Fatty fat fat said...

great work - you will have to put a syllabus together and sell your ideas of the world!

Kat Apel said...

Inspiring kids to write is a wonderful gift you have given them. I love to hear these stories.

Janeen said...

I think all writers can appreciate what you gave to those children - kids who enjoyed writing and will want to read and write more, because of your wonderful workshops. Well done, my friend!

Claire said...

Fantastic Lorraine. I love your strategies!