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Poetry for Literacy Development in the Primary Classroom: Infants - 2nd Class

Poetry for Literacy Development in the Primary Classroom: Infants - 2nd Class






‘Poetry is a bridge that connects children to the relevance of writing, reading, learning, honesty and community. Passage on this bridge is open to all children and successful crossings are guaranteed… because poetry writing relies on the senses, emotions and history of each child.’ (Tucker, 2004)

This webinar explores the role of poetry as a stimulus for engaging language and literacy development in the primary classroom. This twin webinar series will provide teachers with a range of strategies and opportunities to increase the use of poetry in supporting children’s reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing skills and vocabulary development.

A selection of recommended poems will be provided and connected learning opportunities will be explored to suit stages 1 -4 demonstrating playful, engaging and meaningful practice.


Clara Maria Fiorentini is a lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at Marino Institute of Education, specialising in Literacy and Early Childhood Education and is the president of the Literacy Association of Ireland for 2024. Clara taught for eleven years in an urban, DEIS primary school in Co. Dublin, Ireland. Clara provides CPD for primary teachers and early childhood professionals in the areas of literacy, children's literature, play based learning and school transitions. Clara is completing her PhD research in early literacy development and transitions to formal literacy learning. 

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Course Date 15-04-2024 7:00 pm
Course End Date 15-04-2024 8:00 pm
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Individual Price Free
Speaker Clara Fiorentini
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Categories Primary

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