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The Poetry of Teaching a Forgotten Teaching Material: A Study of Poetry’s Possibilities in the Classroom
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Poetry is teaching material that often is forgotten by teachers of English even though it is listed as core content in the subject syllabus in GY11. Although the word “poetry” only is stated once in the syllabus, it can be interpreted to be indicated wherever “literature in various genres” is mentioned. Poetry is often viewed as too difficult for students to study; however, if it is provided with sufficient scaffolding, students can derive much more than one might expect from studying poetry. In addition to enlightening and teaching students about themselves and their surroundings, the study of poetry can supply them with the skills of analysis to a degree that not many other materials can grant them. It gives students the opportunity to practice deep analysis and to study the building blocks of the language as they interpret meaning in different poetic forms.The analysis of poetry helps students develop their reading comprehension skills in English as a foreign language, an explication of poetry analysis is done in this essay’s analysis. Working with creative reading and writing develops the character, challenges language use, develops writing skills, and promotes reading comprehension. Through the analysis of poetry combined with writing, the students learn about language use and the content and meaning of a poem. The act of writing and imitating a model is where the students can operationalise what they learned from the poems language and style. To study poetry and to use its language and feeling leads to comprehension of the poem. The analysis of poetry becomes a method of true reading comprehension. To study how reading and writing can help the students develop in a second language this essay will use transactional theory to study how poetry can be used in teaching situations. This essay will show the poetry of teaching a forgotten teaching material. This essay will show the art of learning a second language through the dance and music of texts, through poetry.

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2017. , 32 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55725OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55725DiVA: diva2:1074463
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English
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Available from: 2017-02-15 Created: 2017-02-15 Last updated: 2017-02-15Bibliographically approved

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