From Poetry to Politics: The Gifts and Talents of Michael Rosen

Leslie Steigel, Joyce Bainbridge

Abstract


Michael Rosen is a well-known poet, author, radio broadcaster, playwright and speaker in the UK, with over a hundred books to his credit. In his writing and in the many workshops he gives, Rosen focuses on the spoken word and the “voice” of the child. He believes oral language forms the basis for children’s writing. To that end, he encourages teachers to capitalize on the child’s voice and experiences as they introduce children to the art of writing and motivate them to write for pleasure.

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