Touchstones Now: An Anthology of poetry for Key Stage 3 by Michael Benton, Peter Benton
  

Touchstones Now: An Anthology of poetry for Key Stage 3

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Touchstones Now: An Anthology of poetry for Key Stage 3 by Michael Benton, Peter Benton

Many thousands of pupils have developed a love of poetry through the classic Touchstones series. Now this bestselling Key Stage 3 anthology - celebrating its 40th anniversary - has been completely updated to meet the demands of today's classroom and the 2008 National Curriculum.Touchstones Now contains a rich selection of poetry, ranging from Chaucer to modern-day poets, including many unusual and thought-provoking pieces together with much-loved favourites.The unique structure of the anthology enables pupils to examine how differing poetic constructs work as well as exploring poetic themes and studying individual poets. Many of the popular features of other Benton anthologies such as Picture Poems and Painting with Words are integrated into this new edition.

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... if anyone is looking for an anthology that can be used productively across KS3 in a range of contexts, then this would be worth serious consideration... there is a great deal of useful material here with ideas that could easily be integrated into a variety of lesson plans. * NATE Classroom *

About the Author

Michael Benton is a highly respected author of Britain's leading poetry anthologies for schools including the 'New Touchstones' series and three books on paintings and poems - 'Double Vision', 'Painting With Words' and 'Picture Poems'. He is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. Dr Peter Benton is a highly respected author of Britain's leading poetry anthologies for schools including the 'New Touchstones' series and three books on paintings and poems - 'Double Vision', 'Painting With Words' and 'Picture Poems'. He is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at Oxford University.

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Format

Paperback
264 pages

Author

Michael Benton, Peter Benton
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Publisher

Hodder Education

Publication date

27th June 2008

ISBN

9780340965788


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