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

25/06/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm


This one day course provides teachers leading insights from prominent children’s poet and CLPE Patron, Joseph Coelho. The day will explore how poetry can be used in cross-curricular ways to engage children, develop effective writing and boost attainment.

What you will learn:

Working with Joseph Coelho and his award-winning collection of poems, this highly immersive and practical day focusses on:

  • How to support teachers develop a wide knowledge of poets and poetry
  • How to engage children with a variety of poetic styles and forms through a range of creative approaches
  • Helping pupils respond to texts and develop deeper levels of inference when reading
  • How to use poetry to develop and extend vocabulary and comprehension of language across the curriculum
  • How to help children foster their own authentic voices through writing poetry
  • How to support children to write effectively to make impact on the reader

What will participants receive?

All participants will gain expert insights from the CLPE’s Power of Poetry research project, as well as receive copies of two of Joseph Coelho’s books to help with the immediate implementation of the day’s training in their own classrooms.

Learning Outcomes:

Through a cross-curricular focus on poetry for all primary year groups, teachers will:

  • Gain greater confidence in planning a range of practical activities to develop children’s creative writing in the classroom
  • Develop strategies to incorporate poetry into the wider curriculum
  • Learn how to develop and extend children’s understanding and use of vocabulary through poetry 

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 was 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