New Book Launch: Teaching Poetry to Adolescents: a Teacher's Guide to Little Things by A/P. Angelia Poon, Asst/P Loh Chin Ee & Esther Vincent

New Book Launch: Teaching Poetry to Adolescents: a Teacher's Guide to Little Things by A/P. Angelia Poon, Asst/P Loh Chin Ee & Esther Vincent

Date
Friday, 15 November 2013

New Book Launch: Teaching Poetry to Adolescents: a Teacher

In this Teachers’ Guide, Loh Chin Ee, Angelia Poon and Esther Vincent introduce effective and inspirational ideas and strategies for teaching poetry in the secondary Literature classroom that both beginning and veteran teachers of Literature will find useful and invigorating. 

Besides providing a comprehensive guide to what beginning students of Literature need to understand about reading poetry, the Teachers’ Guide promises to challenge intermediate and advanced students with chapters on reading poetry, imagery, sound and performance, irony, popular culture and poetry, inter-textuality, creative writing and essay writing.

Designed as an accompaniment to Little Things: an Anthology of Poetry, the Teachers’ Guide may be used independently as a resource for Literature teaching. Lesson ideas, reproducible handouts as well as rubrics for creative and essay writing are included.

About the Authors

Asst/P. Loh Chin Ee

Formerly a Secondary school teacher, Loh Chin Ee is currently an Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University and the co-editor of Teaching Literature in Singapore Secondary Schools (Pearson, 2013). 

A/P Poon Mui Cheng Angelia

Angelia Poon is Associate Professor of English Literature at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University and counts among her publications, Writing Singapore: An Historical Anthology of Literature in English (NUS Press, 2009).

Esther Vincent

Esther Vincent currently teaches both Express and Normal Academic students English Language and Literature at St. Hilda’s Secondary School. She was the co-editor of enl*ght, an educational newsletter internally produced and managed by students of NIE, disseminated to educators nationwide.