Match Box Poetry
Duration: 2 hours
Audience: Primary and High School Teachers
In this workshop participants will explore how Matchbox Poetry can function as an exciting and innovative strategy to foster engagement as Stages 4 and 5 students create their own multimodal texts.
Match Box Poetry involves writing a short scaffolded poem that tells the story of an object small enough to fit inside a matchbox. The publication of this poem as an art object fosters imaginative approaches to representation
develop skills in teaching students how to write and think like poets
be guided through a series of practical and achievable activities that illustrate how Match Box Poetry explores all phases of the writing process: from ideating, drafting, pitching and editing through to publishing and reflecting.
examine a series of student work samples
write their own Match Box poem
In particular, we will discuss:
links to the NSW syllabus and to the Australian Curriculum for English
how Matchbox Poetry can help prepare students for the requirements of the Stage 6 English courses
how this type of multimodal text might be included in an assessment process
strategies to adapt this type of multimodal poetry to the needs and interests of your school community.
NESA Outcomes - PROFICIENT
1.2.2 - Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.
1.5.2 - Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.