Discover the possibilities poetry gives for self-expression through the arts and the construction of individual voice and cultural identity.
Read, write and perform poems with children to help them develop self-expression, collaborative learning, language awareness and appropriation.
Think, plan and practice a variety of classroom activities to help teachers and students:
- Continue developing a positive attitude, of curiosity and openness, towards poetry and language learning.
- Help children develop their creative and critical thinking skills.
- Intervene poems to write creatively and collaboratively.
- Create poems in 3D (poems in boxes, performative poems).
The workshop explores the possibilities poems offer to help children develop language awareness and appropriation through highly interactive and collaborative activities that foster exploration and discovery. In our session, we will work with contemporary children´s poets and their poems to carry out different activities that will challenge our own creativity. Be ready to engage in tasks that will put you to work actively in collaborative contexts.
Among the poets we are going to read, you can find: John Agard, Grace Nichols, Roger McCough, Ian McMillan, Tony Mitton, Michael Rosen, Jackie Kay, David Farmer, Paul Cookson, Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, among others.
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