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    Poetry

    What is rhythm in a poem and how can help grade4-7 learners in understanding what rhythm of a poem is?

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    Re: Poetry

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilian. Sinengela View Post
    What is rhythm in a poem and how can I help grade (space here) 4-7 learners in to understanding understand what the rhythm of a poem is?
    Please note my changes above.

    If you are teaching poetry, I would expect you to already understand things like rhythm. How have you ended up in the position of teaching something you don't understand?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Poetry

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    How have you ended up in the position of teaching something you don't understand?
    This is, or used to be, an all-too-common experience in some schools. Despite a degree in English and French, I 'taught' at various times Drama, (I did have small roles in a couple of school plays in my teens), History (O Level being my highest qualification), Geography (a scraped O level), Maths (O level), Italian (no knowledge at all - I kept one chapter ahead of my pupils in the coursebook) and Music (tone-deaf, unable to read music or play any instrument). If there's nobody else to teach a class, and you have some vacant slots on the timetable that year, you do what the headteacher tells you to do.

    I don't know what the situation is today but, in my day, nearly fifty years ago, you specialised in one or two subjects if you were going to teach in secondary schools, and in general teaching if you were going to teach in primary schools. Your qualification, however, mentioned neither your specialisation nor the age range. Once I qualified, I was qualified to teach any subject to pupils of any age.

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