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Why Teach Poetry? The Importance of Demanding Texts

Weaven, Mary and Clark, Tom (2009) Why Teach Poetry? The Importance of Demanding Texts. English in Australia, 44 (1). pp. 53-60. ISSN 0155-2147

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Abstract

This paper tackles a perennial conundrum for English teachers: ‘Why teach poetry?’ In particular our aim is to identify whether there is a connection between the study of poetry in the senior years of secondary school, and the development of students’ skills in communication. The focus here is on critical appraisal, responding to and writing about poetry rather than teaching students specifically to write poetry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17043, teaching poetry, senior secondary school years, development of students’ communication skills, critical appraisal, responding to poetry
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
FOR Classification > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture
SEO Classification > 9502 Communication
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 00:19
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 00:19
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4679
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