Reading, writing and speaking poetry

Authored by: Terry Locke

The Routledge International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching

Print publication date:  February  2010
Online publication date:  February  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415469036
eBook ISBN: 9780203863091
Adobe ISBN: 9781135183141


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This chapter concerns itself with poetry in the context of the teaching and learning that occurs in English/literacy classes – primary and secondary – across the Anglophone world. If national curriculum statements are anything to go on, we can take as given the category of ‘poetry’ as a subset of texts worthy of study and emulation (categorized as ‘literary’), and relatable to something we might term ‘literature-related literacies’ (see Locke and Andrews, 2004).

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