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McElmeel bargains feedback for bringing poetry into the study room or library media centre, and into kid's day-by-day event. each one bankruptcy specializes in a poet and a physique of labor, exploring the kind of poetry, content material and different connecting threads, as well as involvement actions.

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By Sharron L. McElmeel

McElmeel bargains feedback for bringing poetry into the study room or library media centre, and into kid's day-by-day event. each one bankruptcy specializes in a poet and a physique of labor, exploring the kind of poetry, content material and different connecting threads, as well as involvement actions.

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Words such as like, as, such as, and than are used to make the comparison. J. R. R. Tolkien used similes when he wrote "Oliphaunt" (p. 59 RHBP). Tercet. A three-line poem that can be either rhymed or unrhymed. When rhymed it can rhyme using various patterns: aaa, aab, aba, abb. A haiku is an unrhymed tercet. The length of the lines varies with the writer. One example is "The People" by Elizabeth Madox Roberts (p. 93 RHBP). Triplets. See Tercet. Page 10 Finding Poems and Poets Children Will Enjoy Early in my teaching career I selected poetry and books to share with my students by trial and error.

Chapter 3 features information about four poets from the past: Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, Page 15 Edward Lear, and William Blake. Each poet section in chapter 3 includes a quote from one of the poet's poems. This quote could be used as part of a bulletin board display introducing the poet and his or her poems. Chapter 4 features a photograph poster page along with a poet page giving basic biographical information about nine more poets. If you choose to feature one of these poets, photocopy the photograph poster page and the poet page.

Don't have students write poems as an assignment. Do encourage students to keep a poetry notebook or journal. Don't dictate the type of poetry that can be included in the notebook. It could be students' own writing, poems they especially enjoy and wish to copy from a book, or poems by a favorite poet. Do savor poems. Don't study poems. Children can learn to like only what they know. For that reason, children must continually be exposed to a rich selection of poetry just as their total literature exposure must be rich and varied.

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