Let's Write! Improving Reading and Writing Using Poetry with Joseph Coelho

21/05/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Explore how poetry forms can be used in cross-curricular ways to develop effective writing, increase children’s comprehension and understanding and exploration of language with award winning poet Joseph Coelho.

Teachers will use creative approaches to help children respond to texts, explore inference and use vocabulary to make impact on the reader. Throughout the day, they will focus on the power of poetry to engage children as readers and writers and learn how to find a voice for writing through poetry, exploring a number of different forms.

Teachers will:

  • Explore how to introduce forms of writing, including poetry, across the curriculum to engage children and raise attainment
  • Participate in a range of practical activities to develop children’s creative writing in the classroom
  • Explore, develop and extend children’s understanding and use of vocabulary across the curriculum
  • Receive a collection of Joseph Coelho’s books to put into immediate practice in the classroom

About Joseph Coelho

Joe Coelho won the CLiPPA for his debut collection Werewolf Club Rules in 2015. He is a writer, performer and co-founder of Word Pepper Theatre Company. Joe’s poems have been published in several anthologies. Overheard in a Tower Block is his second solo collection and is shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2018. He has also had two picture books published Luna Loves Library Day, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers, and If all the world were…, illustrated by Allison Colpoys.

44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales