Benjamin Zephaniah's Talking Turkey and Funky Chickens poetry books (Puffin pound;4.99 each) and Funky Turkeys poetry on audiotape (Audio Book and Music Co pound;6.99) hold "boundless possibilities" for Sarah Bischoff, a learning support teacher in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
"Using poetry with students with limited literacy skills can be highly beneficial; rhyme, rhythm and the limited print all help. Zephaniah's workis a rich resource for all ages and abilities and can lead to in-depth discussion on many current issues, while the fact that he is dyslexic is heartening for many pupils. The less able reader can listen first and then have a go at reading, or have a go and then listen."
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