The writer and poet Ruth Padel talks about poetry This programme has a strong poetry theme running through it. Presenter Michael Rosen –

– offers his top five tips on how to teach poetry

– discovers how the book ‘Love That Dog’ by Sharon Creech inspired creative classroom poetry work at a High School in Halesowen

– meets writer and poet Ruth Padell who reveals that the right verse helps her cope with all manner of adversity – including white water rafting

– and invites the panel – Julia Eccleshare of the Guardian, teacher Stacey Jordan and Youth Worker Gulham Hassan – to read Khaled Hosseini’s novel ‘The Kite Runner’, a gripping story of boyhood friendship destroyed by jealousy and fear, set in war-torn Kabul.

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