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Jigsaw

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Product Code: 978-1-925169-0-27

Jigsaw - poetry activities and approaches for middle secondary students

Edited by Ken Watson

This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teaching the poems. Two Australian poets, Jeff Guess and Kris Hemensley, have provided drafts of their poems, enabling students to study the ways in which poets revise and perfect their work. Jeff Guess has also provided many suggestions for poetry-writing workshops. A section on performance poetry suggests ways in which students, in groups, can prepare poems for oral presentation.

Contents

A VARIETY OF APPROACHES                      

Jigsaw poem — Alfred Tennyson                    

Verse Riddles — Anglo-Saxon riddles, John Fuller, John Mole, May Swenson, Vasko Popa 

Asking Questions — poem by E.E. Cummings                  

Cloze — Percy Bysshe Shelley                    

Sequencing — George Herbert, James Wright              

Jumbled Poems — John Dryden, Vernon Scannell, Thomas Otway     

POEMS FOR PERFORMANCE                   

Choral Speaking — Ogden Nash               

Dialogue Performance —  Paul Fleischman, Roger McGough,  Gael Turnbull

Readers Theatre — Allan Ahlberg, Paul Dehn, Peter Dixon       

WRITING POETRY

Getting Started — The Joeys                 

Memories — Marietta Elliott                 

Tone — Jeff Guess                     

Haiku — Jeff Guess,Roger McGough               

THE DRAFTING GRIND 

The Drafting Grind — Jeff Guess, Chris Hemensley         

THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE 

The Dramatic Monologue — Robert Browning, Carol Ann Duffy     

THREE THEMES

School — Gregory Harrison, John Latham, Barrie Wade       

Progress? — Vachel Lindsay, Raymond Wilson           

Prejudice — Jack Davis, Jackie Kay, Jim Wong-chu         

POEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY 

Sounds and Pictures — William Blake               

Perfect? — Jeff Guess                   

Poems in Translation — two versions of one of the Songs of Solomon       

Missing Words — John Donne                 

Poems to Compare — John Donne, Richard Lovelace         

POEMS BY PETER SKRYZNECKI 

 

 
 
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