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Teaching poetry: reading and responding to poetry in the secondary classroom

Teaching poetry: reading and responding to poetry in the secondary classroom

Naylor, Amanda; Wood, Audrey

'Teaching Poetry' tackles one of the areas of teaching English that trainees and newly qualified teachers find most difficult. A refreshing change from books on the market about the writing of poetry in schools, it is a guide to effective pedagogy for getting your students interested and involved in talking and learning about poetry

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Amanda Naylor, Audrey Wood
ISBN: 0415585678, 0415585686, 9780415585675, 9780415585682
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 160 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Poetics Study and teaching (Secondary) Great Britain.; Poetry Study and teaching (Secondary) Great Britain.; Literature.; Criticism; Poetry; Teaching


  1. Part I: Poetry in the curriculum
  2. 1. The development of the curriculum
  3. 2. Theoretical and pedagogical perspectives
  4. Part II: Approaches to poetry in the classroom
  5. 3. Form
  6. 4. Words and Imagery
  7. 5. Voice
  8. 6. Setting
  9. 7. Character
  10. 8. Narrative
  11. 9. Conflict
  12. 10.Ways forward - multi-modality and the future of English

Author note

Amanda Nayloris Lecturer in English Education at Hull University, Lecturer in English at Selby College and visiting tutor at York University, UK.

Audrey B. Woodis Head of KS3 English at a mixed comprehensive school in South London, UK. She is also a teacher trainer and school-based tutor for in-service masters level accreditation.


"A marvelous complement for Albert Somers's Teaching Poetry in High School(1999) or Lucy Calkins's The Art of Teaching Reading(2000), the book has appeal to those interested in both the theoretical and the practical.Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals."- S. T. Schroth, Knox College in CHOICE