By Maureen W Armour
Offering poetry as a resource of delight and knowledge that can not be present in prose, this booklet embraces student-centered, built-in educating and studying. It brings jointly school room anecdotes; poetry written via and for kids; information regarding poetic kinds and functions; directions for revising, comparing, printing, and celebrating poetry; and directions for quite a few clean how one can use poetry within the lecture room. meant basically for straight forward institution educators, this quantity can be invaluable to language arts experts, ESL academics, these operating with lower-achieving scholars, directors, parents-anyone attracted to fostering kid's examining and writing talents. Grades K-6.
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Names had been hurriedly written on the backs of pages to identify them, but we had completely overlooked the need to give the author's name in the most important place: on the page with the printed poem. Facing the unpleasant prospect of everyone going back to the computers to type in their names and then reprinting the pages, I took the manuscript to school in the morning and told the kids what we had forgotten to do. " Brilliant! Not only did that wipe out the need to go through the computer and printer again, but the handwritten signatures added a distinctively personal touch.
Neat and slight and shining, his front feet Curled at his breast, he sits there while the sun Stripes the red west With its last light: the chipmunk Dives to his rest. A few days later, Paolo wrote this poem: My Squirrel My squirrel looks like a fur coat As he runs on top of our balcony And jumps on a tree. He sits on a branch as his fluffy tail Hangs down and he nibbles on a nut. Like lightning he jumps on our greenhouse And disappears Running, he jumps into his hole And doesn't come out till the next day.
TEACHER IDEAS PRESS A Division of Libraries Unlimited, Inc. O. Box 6633 Englewood, CO 80155-6633 1-800-237-6124 Project Editor: Kevin W. Perizzolo Copy Editor: Diane Hess Proofreader: Ann Marie Damian Typesetting and Design: Kay Minnis Indexing: Nancy Fulton Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Armour, Maureen W. Armour. 17x25 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Title. 64dc20 93-49104 CIP Page v For my daughter Kit Who made it possible Page vii CONTENTS Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xv 1 The Poetry Workshop 1 How Poetry Workshop Began 1 Inspiration from Outdoors 3 The Bat Poet 4 Finding Rhyme 6 Workshop Structure 8 Reading Poems Provides Models for Writing 9 Writing and Conferring 9 Revision in the Workshop 10 Writing About Writing 12 Publication and Celebration 16 Final Editing 16 Adding Visual Interest 17 Putting It All Together 19 Celebration!