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TESL Ontario: Lifting Poetry Off the Page

Annie Altamirano

Created by: TESL Ontario

Presented in English

Does poetry have a place in the English language classroom? How can it be used to teach more than language? How can we enable students to engage confidently with poetry while becoming aware of social issues?

Poetry can be a vehicle for messages of social justice, bringing our attention towards injustices, and helping us cope with them. Our presenter will present three poems and show how to enable students to engage confidently with contemporary poetry and help them build empathy and...

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Starts Ends Location
Sun Mar 26, 2023
03:00 PM EDT
Sun Mar 26, 2023
04:00 PM EDT
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Event Information


‘Originally’ by Carol Ann Duffy: https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/originally/

‘Neighbours’ by Benjamin Zephaniah: https://benjaminzephaniah.com/rhymin/neighbours/?doing_wp_cron=1664206700.1038680076599121093750

‘The day war came’ by Nicola Davies: https://www.q1e.co.uk/data/dynamic/spaw/documents/UKS2%20Reading%20-%20Poems.pdf


If you are a TESL Ontario member, we encourage you to also register for the February 11 TESL Dialogue session on this same topic, with the same presenter. Join us for what is likely to be an engaging discussion.


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