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Description - Touchstones Now! by Michael 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340965788
ISBN-10: 0340965789
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 190mm x 15mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Hodder Education
Publisher: Hodder Education
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Benton

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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