How I fell in love with teaching poetry

How I fell in love with teaching poetry

How do you feel when poetry crops up in your literacy units? Does it fill you with dread? Do you leave it until the end of term, hoping you might run out of time and not have to teach it? So did I. When people moaned about teaching poetry, I would secretly mumble groans of agreement whilst reciting the official mantra, like any good literacy leader would, about it being just as important as all the rest. But now I truly believe the words which I’d so often spoken in disbelief.

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