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Poem Central: Word Journeys With Readers and Writers (Paperback)
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Poem Central: Word Journeys With Readers and Writers (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 30/07/2014
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In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students - people of different ages and walks of life who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey.



Poem Central is divided into three main parts weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.



In Poem Central a place where people and poems meet teachers and students will discover how to find their way into a poem, have conversations around poems, and learn fresh and exciting ways to make poems. Readers will enjoy the dozens of poems throughout the book that serve to instruct, to inspire, and to send us on unique word journeys of the mind and heart.

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571109637
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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Shirley McPhillips brings us face to face with a beautiful truth: that while in many ways poetry is in hiding, the truth is thatit is hiding in plain sight. McPhillips expresses this in a lovely way that gives us permission to interact with poetry on our own terms, to allow it to cohabit, so to speak, with our curriculum - MiddleWeb
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"Shirley McPhillips brings us face to face with a beautiful truth: that while in many ways poetry is in hiding, the truth is that it is hiding in plain sight. McPhillips expresses this in a lovely way that gives us permission to interact with poetry on our own terms, to allow it to cohabit, so to speak, with our curriculum" - MiddleWeb

"Packed with tips, techniques and practical tools, this book is a focused and valuable resource for poets, teachers, and poets-in-the-making." - Drew Myron blog

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