Off By Heart

Off By Heart : Poems for Children to Learn, Remember and Perform

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A brilliant, dip-in collection of poems to be read aloud, with tips and advice on how to be the best poetry performer!

This wonderful anthology is full of poems that are easy to remember and perfect for reciting out loud. It includes new, modern and classic poems, ranging from very short to long and written by a diverse range of poets from Joshua Seigal to Christina Rossetti and from Lewis Carrol to Debjani Chatterjee. The poems are arranged in order of length, making it easy to select the right poem for every level. Featuring tips for readers, teachers and parents on how to memorise poems and on performing them out loud, this book is perfect for the memorising and performance elements in the primary National Curriculum.

Book Band: Brown
Aimed at readers aged 7+
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 98g
  • A & C Black (Childrens books)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 mono
  • 1408192942
  • 9781408192948
  • 18,948

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This is an unusual approach to a collection of poems and one that will make the book very popular with teachers. * * All have interesting themes and many are funny. Stevens stresses in his tips sections that, above all, to be motivated to learn the poems and to put them across, the children need to like and understand what they are reading. There should be no difficulty with that. * * "If you don't like a poem," says Roger Stevens in a useful section for teachers and parents at the back of this book "why would you want to remember it?" This book is a very good start for any teacher unsure of how to implement Government advice about learning poems by heart. * Armadillo Magazine * The poetry collection, with its...careful selection of appropriate poems, should appeal to child readers...a useful addition to primary school library shelves. * The School Librarian * Roger Stevens does it again with another engaging and enjoyable poetry book...with fun always to the fore. * Primary Teacher Update *
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About Roger Stevens

Roger Stevens is a poet, author, musician and artist. He has had more than twenty five books published and his poems have appeared in more than two hundred anthologies. Roger performs his poetry in schools, libraries and festivals and runs creative writing workshops for young and old. Roger founded the award-winning Poetry Zone website.
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17 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
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4 18% (3)
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2 6% (1)
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