- To introduce short texts (poems) which will generate language production, by discussing reading strategies and textual intervention strategies and activities.
- To provide a variety of strategies to use poetry in the class as a triggering element for Literary/Language analysis and enjoyment.
- To provide teachers with reading strategies that will allow them to work with their students on the poems, in preparation for the analysis of future IGCSE poetry sets.
Variety of poems (Narrative, Lyrical, Dramatic poetry, Haikus, Contemporary poetry, Ballads, etc.) to be analysed. The participants will use these texts to design classroom materials.
NO PREVIOUS READING OF MATERIAL IS REQUIRED
The Participants will be provided with the material in the course. Due to the length of the texts used (short texts) the reading and analysis will be done during the course.
The sessions will be organized in terms of workshops for participants to enrich their understanding of the texts with contributions from the group. They will discuss the target audience for each text, points of entry, textual interventions and intertextual links which can be established with other verbal or visual texts.
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