The Works

The Works Every kind of poem teachers could wish for all in one bumper book The Works is years old and this special anniversary edition features brand new lesson plans from poets including John Foster Brian

  • Title: The Works
  • Author: Paul Cookson
  • ISBN: 9780330481045
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every kind of poem teachers could wish for all in one bumper book The Works is 10 years old and this special anniversary edition features brand new lesson plans from poets including John Foster, Brian Moses, Valerie Bloom, and Pie Corbett The Works contains every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour but it is also a book packed with brilliant poems thaEvery kind of poem teachers could wish for all in one bumper book The Works is 10 years old and this special anniversary edition features brand new lesson plans from poets including John Foster, Brian Moses, Valerie Bloom, and Pie Corbett The Works contains every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour but it is also a book packed with brilliant poems that will delight any reader It s got chants, action verses, riddles, tongue twisters, shape poems, puns, acrostics, haikus, cinquains, kennings, couplets, thin poems, lists, conversations, monologues, epitaphs, songs, limericks, tankas, nonsense poems, raps, narrative verse, and performance poetry that s just for starters It features poems from the very best classic and modern poets, for example William Blake, Michael Rosen, Robert Louis Stevenson, Allan Ahlberg, W.H Auden, Brian Patten, Roger McGough, Roald Dahl, Charles Causley, Eleanor Farjeon, Benjamin Zephaniah, Ted Hughes, T.S Eliot, and William Shakespeare to name but a few.

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    1. The Works: Every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour, chosen by Paul Cookson is exactly what it says it is. This book is fabulous for both Key Stages and there are even some gems for the Early Years. The poems follow a thematic theme starting with Nursery and Traditional Rhymes running right through to Chants, Humorous Verses, Tongue Twisters, Riddles, Prayers, Raps and Songs among others. Not only are the poems arranged thematically but also in the back of the book their first [...]

    2. I would like to recommend this book that I came across during my school experience B. It does contain literally ‘every kind of poem you will ever need at school’ and I used it myself for the topic of Kennings poems. For all types of poetry it includes a short introduction or definition of the given types of poems, which is very useful as you don’t have to waste time looking for it elsewhere! Although, sometimes the definitions are not necessarily child friendly, it still saves you time as [...]

    3. This collection of poems in the first of many chosen by Paul Cookson. There are 39 sections of different styles of poems, some of which include: Haikus, Acrostic Poems, Riddles and Couplets. As it says on the cover of the book, there quite literally is every kind of poem you will ever need. Particular poems I liked were under the Haikus section written by Roger Stevens and John Cooper Clarke. They read: If a poem hasJust sixteen syllablesIs it a lowku?andTo convey one's moodin seventeen syllable [...]

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