TEACHING POETRY AT THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN GHANA

Gabrıel Kwame Ankrah, Opoku Kwası, Doris Nyanta

Abstract


The importance of poetry in the life of the child cannot be over-emphasized. This has to the necessity of incorporating the teaching of this aspect of literature in the curriculum at the Junior High School level in Ghana. This works looks at the importance of poetry and what it seeks to achieve in the life of the child and then, delves into the pedagogies involved in treating the subject at this level of study. It provides the necessary steps that can guide teachers to do the teaching of poetry with ease and also to stimulate the interest of the pupils at this level of education. 

 

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poetry, junior high school, teaching, Ghana

References


Hutchman’s New 20th Century Encyclopaedia.

Oxford Students’ Dictionary of Current English.

The Chamber 20th Century Dictionary.


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