Thoughtings: Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes in Poetry to Think With
World Poetry Day inspired new Thoughtings not in the book. Download your free sample today to get your class thinking at the bottom of this page.
"This may look like a book - but in fact, it's a portal; a gateway into the boundless possibilities of the mind's perspectives, and stepping through it in the company of your pupils could enrich both your experience of their learning and theirs immeasurably." Helen Mulley, Teach Primary Magazine, Issue 6.8
Rhyme 'n' Reason
I’ve been thinking
(And thinking has been me)
About whether philosophy
Rhymes with poetry.
Both begin with ‘p’
And end with ‘ee’
But is there more to a rhyme
Than a sound can be?
I’ve been thinking
Can philosophy have rhyme
And does it rhyme with me?
Not many people would link Philosophy and poetry, arguing they involve very different sorts of intellectual processes and are of course never taught together to British schoolchildren. This Philosophy-Poetry collection, Thoughtings: Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes in Poetry to Think With sets out to prove there is a connection – and one that can help youngsters, too.
Poet and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen, writer of the Foreword to the new collection, describes the book as “Like having toast crumbs in your brain” – an image that brilliantly captures the essence of these thought-provoking contents. The poems and puzzles are accompanied by a series of questions to encourage children to explore key Philosophical ideas contained in the poems; all have been field-tested in the primary and early secondary classroom by Worley and his team.
Thoughtings also includes a full poetry-inspired Philosophy lesson plan which serves as an introduction to the subject to interested teachers, and is perfect for teachers who want to introduce some Philosophy in to their classroom and for intellectually curious youngsters everywhere.
Order Thoughtings: Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes in Poetry to Think With here for a discounted rate of £10.99 (RRP £12.99)
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