In our session, we will work with contemporary children´s poems to carry out different multisensory activities which will challenge our own creativity. We will read, perform and recite. We will play and move around. We will create poems in 3D (poems in boxes, performative poems) and use concrete material to bring the poems out of the page (e.g. cotton poems). Be ready to engage in tasks that will put you to work actively in collaborative contexts.
Workshop: Dialogical and interactive approach in which participants will discuss and apply concepts, brainstorm creative teaching ideas, develop supporting teaching materials and carry out the tasks in groups.
A selection of poems by John Agard, Grace Nichols, Roger McCough, Ian McMillan, Tony Mitton, Michael Rosen, David Farmer, Paul Cookson, Dr. Seuss, Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, among others
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