These pages offer a complete theoretical guide to poetry, as well as a great variety of examples to read, explore, and enjoy poetry, and to write different types of poems with students of all ages.
Poetry is an enduring gift that we can give children and young people. Through poetry, they effortlessly enrich their vocabulary and mastery of language; additionally, they acquire a better understanding of who they are and a capability for thoughtful reflection that will serve them in all aspects of learning.
This book has been written with a deep recognition of the work that teachers do: work that we have been fortunate to witness throughout many years. Its purpose is to help you to share poetry with your students, to guide them in its analysis and enjoyment, and to encourage them to discover that they, too, can be poets.