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Interview Poem

Discussion in 'English' started by d_sarfraz, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. d_sarfraz

    d_sarfraz New commenter

    Hey Guys

    I have an interview next week and I've been asked to teach poetry to a high ability year 7 class. It will be the first time they will come across poetry this year.

    Any ideas of which poem I could do?

    Thanks for your help/advice in advance.
  2. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Have a quick look on the resource section of this site. There are many resources to do with poetry. I am sure you will find some ideas.
  3. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    I have lots of ideas but it's not my interview. Go with something you know well and feel confident with.
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  4. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    If it's the first poem of the year, you might do a poem about poetry and elicit their ideas about poetry - reduce the fear and push back before you delve in deeper. Google 'poems about poetry' for some ideas.
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  5. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

  6. rustyfeathers

    rustyfeathers Occasional commenter

    What do you want them to learn? That will impact your choice of poem massively.
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  7. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    Seriously doubt the school has told d_sarfaz.
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  8. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Charge of the light brigade. Accessible to all.
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  9. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    I know one I would not pick: Jabberwocky.

  10. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter


    The Milgram Conjecture

    plus the full reference - 1963 Jnl Abnormal Psychology (which is something like this but longer)

    This is not a 'poem' - how is it (arguably) poetic ? - it being the bare collocation of some selection from the prose to an article/research finding table, the table, adding a title and a reference. The material uses some knowledge/exploration of the experiment and its sociological relevance to afford something like a core disappointment. With a shared allusion a writing task may ensue.

  11. katykook

    katykook Occasional commenter

    A Case of Murder - Vernon Scannel lots of examples of poetic technique, dramatic, good story.
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  12. SelectMyTutor

    SelectMyTutor New commenter

    First, choose a topic that is Inspirational for children. Search relevant ideas and start writing a poem. Keep confidence in speaking.

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