Thursday, September 1, 2011

Poetry Powerpoints

Some time ago I blogged about teaching poetry to a class of ten-year-olds.



I did six sessions and had heaps of fun. But best of all, I think I convinced most of the kids that poetry can be fun.

I've finally got around to posting the six Powerpoint Presentations on-line and you can download them here:  Teacher resources

Feedback and corrections most welcome!


The presentations include:
  • introduction to a range of different poets, from Andy Griffiths to Banjo Patterson
  • viewing poetry from different media
  • interactive links to web site activities and YouTube
  • class group and individual activities
The presentations are:
  • Poems that Make Us Laugh - with Andy Griffiths, limericks and fractured nursery rhymes
  • Poems that Make a Noise - with Michael Rosen, literacy devices such as rhyme, rhythm, refrain, alliteration, onamatapoeia
  • Poems that Paint a Picture - with Dorathea McKellar, language and literary devices such as imagery, simile, metaphor and personification
  • Poems that Tell a Story - with Banjo Patterson and Alfred Noyes, writing and editing a story using techniques learned to date
  • Poems that Make a Shape - with Basho the samurai haiku poet, haiku, concrete poems, conquain
  • Poems that Make No Sense - with Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll
References to example poems have been provided where copyright excludes their reproduction.

2 comments:

Rebecca Newman said...

Sandy, this is such a great idea. You must've been a teacher in a past life. :-) I bet the kids LOVED it. Did they have a favourite sort of poem?

Sandy Fussell said...

I wanted to show the kids that poetry could be interactive not just words on a page. I think I did that.