Investigating poetry is a series of three books (Ages 7-8, Ages 9-10 and Ages 11+) designed to help students study English through reading, writing, speaking and listening to poetry.
Each book allows students to practise and develop a variety of skills, including comprehension, discussion, creative writing, word study and interpreting texts.
links to all four strands of the English curriculum
practical, fun activities in the form of structured lessons, incorporating individual, group and class work
each book is divided into four sections: receptiveness to language; competence and confidence in language; developing cognitive abilities through language; and emotional and imaginative development through language
teachers notes for each student page, including objectives, list of activities covered, background information, preparation, step-by-step instructions, homework suggestions, answers and recommended reading and websites
a variety of poetic forms are studied and practised, including haiku, clerihew, sense, list and cinquain
opportunities for student self-assessment and poetry performance