COD 2022 - D449

Webinar - Turning Poetry into a Multisensory Experience

Primary teachers

1 sessions, start: 17-Feb

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Griselda Beacon MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 17 February 2022 10:00 am 11:30 am


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher trainer and a literature lover. She delivers teacher training workshops and talks on literature and foreign language learning in international contexts.
Griselda holds an MA in English & Literature and German as a Foreign Language from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years.
She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP), a tailor-made English coursebook series for Argentina, and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021).
She delivers teacher training workshops for several institutions, such as ESSARP, Oxford University Press in South America, NILE – Norwich Institute for Language Education in the UK, and she is currently mentoring the Young Learners Hub in Globe –TransformELT.
Her special interests include literature, young learners, creativity, CLIL and intercultural education. Passionate about children’s literature, Griselda loves visiting schools for storytelling sessions, reads picturebooks with children, and carries out projects with literature and art to foster creative reading, play, drama, diversity and inclusion in the English classroom.
She currently lectures in American Literature at UBA and teaches Children & Young Adults' Literature at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández, Creativity at ENS en Lenguas Vivas S. B. de Spangenberg, Play, Music, Dance and Literature in Pre-Primary Education at IESPEI Sara Eccleston and Drama Techniques in the English Class at ISP Joaquín V. Gonzalez.
Primary teachers
-Work with poems for the classroom through all our senses.

-Explore the possibilities poetry offers to help children develop language awareness and appropriation through interactive activities which foster exploration and discovery.
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
Egan, Kieran. (2005) An Imaginative Approach to Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Lazar, Gillian. (2005) Literature and Language Teaching. Cambridge: CUP
Maley, Alan. (1994) Short and Sweet. Short Texts and How to Use Them. Londres: Penguin
McRae, John. (1991) Literature with a Small “l”.Londres: Macmillan
Pope, Rob. (1995) Textual Intervention. Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies. Londres: Routledge
Worthy, Jo. (2005) Readers Theater for Building Fluency. New York: Teaching Resources
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