at the pupils are well equipped to be able to write and read poetic works, it is critical for the teachers to come up with approaches capable of enhancing the learning of poetry. The OFSTED report on concerning poetry in schools gave some shocking revelations about poetry, learning in schools (OFSTED 2007, p. 7). The report stated that many the pupils were able to write though not independently. Consequently, the report was noted that it was important to give pupils an opportunity to develop independent writing skills. While past studies have shown that pupils do best when they are able to draw skills from other genres, it should be noted that having children develop their own understanding in writing of poetry is essential and of essence.
Creative approaches to the teaching of poetry writing in the primary school classroom is of critical importance. A teacher should be able to come up with different creative techniques or approaches quite capable of enhancing the pupils to write poetic works in the most creative manner. It is critical to note that circumstances and settings differ for every teaching process and the approaches for developing the writing skills in poetry may vary to some degree. The approach that a teacher develops determines largely the success of the pupils in in writing the poems and deriving a basic understanding of the requirements as appropriate (Balaam & Merrick 1987, p. 3).
One of the creative approaches that a teacher can use in a classroom set up is having the pupils read other poetic works from other sources. This style enhances the ability of the pupils to learn the structure and the features of the poems and the form each should take. When the pupils are able to read a variety of poems, they are able to draw understanding on how best they can develop their skills based on what they learn from other sources. This approach is intrinsically crucial in the sense that it gives the pupil a first hand experience on the development of a poem. ...Show more