COD 2023 - D826

Webinar: Poetry for (Pre)Teens: Working your way to IGCSE poetry

Primary-(Junior) Secondary School-teachers, school librarians

2 sessions, start: 31-Mar

Course detail

Year: 2023
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. Susana Fiordalizzi MA
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Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 31 March 2023 05:30 pm 07:00 pm
2 14 April 2023 05:30 pm 07:00 pm


Susana Fiordalizzi

Graduate teacher of English from I.N.S.P. en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández". She did a posgraduate course in English Nineteenth & Twentieth Century Literature at I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández". She holds an MA degree in Literary Linguistics with the University of Nottingham. She has taught English Literature at IB level. She is currently tenured teacher of Children's Literature at I.E.S. "J. V. González". She has been teaching English Language courses for adolescents and young adults for over twenty years.
Primary-(Junior) Secondary School-teachers, school librarians
- To introduce short texts (poems) which will generate language production, by discussing reading 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 Language/Literature teachers and librarians with background information about authors and texts being used and read nowadays in schools in English-speaking countries.
- 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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• Creative Ways: Teaching Materials from the Literature Department of the British Council. (Retrieved from, March 16th 2017)
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