Lessons for Poetry

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  • Letter Poems Deliver: Experimenting with Line Breaks in Poetry Writing - … . Discuss how line breaks are one characteristic way in which poetry and prose, like letters, differ, yet some poems seem like … . Talk about why lines are broken where they are in poetry (effect on sound, meaning, appearance, emotional impact). When students are … of line breaks in an online poem. Similar to magnetic poetry, this interactive encourages experimentation with a poem's format to … to top EXTENSIONS Enjoy the spoofs on William Carlos Williams' poetry found in this episode of a Praire Home Companion. Students …
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  • Literary Parodies: Exploring a Writer's Style through Imitation - … class. Ask students to discuss how the episode parodies Williams' poetry-as well as the film noir genre. Compare the observations … with The Simpsons. Access additional resources on Williams and his poetry from this ReadWriteThink William Carlos Williams birthday Calendar Entry. Extend the analysis of poetry to longer poetic works by reading Grendel's Dog: A …
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  • Put That on the List: Collaboratively Writing a Catalog Poem - … of the catalog/list poem. consider the characteristics of contemporary poetry. develop an awareness of the subtleties of language. learn to … my students who loved skateboarding created a poem on fear. Poetry deserves publication. Possible publishing options include: list poems displayed in … models for additional poems. "Something Beautiful: Reading Picture Books, Writing Poetry" by Dean Schneider, from Book Links, April/May 2001 (v …
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  • Put That on the List: Independently Writing a Catalog Poem - … of the catalog/list poem. consider the characteristics of contemporary poetry. develop an awareness of the subtleties of language. apply their … post the poems in the classroom. back to top EXTENSIONS Poetry deserves publication. Possible publishing options include: list poems displayed in … models for additional poems. "Something Beautiful: Reading Picture Books, Writing Poetry" by Dean Schneider, from Book Links, April/May 2001 (v …
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  • Speaking Poetry: Exploring Sonic Patterns Through Performance - … use of sonic repetition. Have students explore books of poetry and the The Poetry Foundation site, finding examples of sonic repetition. Other … the class is studying or poems students find on the Poetry Out Loud Website or elsewhere. Students can share recitations through podcasts or an online video sharing network. Introduce students to Poetry Slams through video. Many performances are available on video and …
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  • The Reading Performance: Understanding Fluency Through Oral Interpretation - … read selections from their anthology out loud to the class. Poetry e-zine. If space is available on your school server, create an e-zine of students' original poetry written for oral reading. Resting on this lesson for prerequisite … (Performance Rubric) Individual student reflection on collaborative oral reading of poetry (Reflection: Partner Work) Student assessment of oral performances (Quick Notes …
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  • Writing Free Verse in the "Voice" of Cesar Chavez - … the characteristics by referring to the Characteristics of Free Verse Poetry that you have posted in the classroom. 3. Distribute copies … for Polishing Your Poem, which presents strategies for writing powerful poetry. Help students evaluate their own poems; read each question aloud … students find and share three more examples of free verse poetry. Have them tell, orally or in writing, the characteristics that …
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  • Music as Poetry - … 1922. Music as Poetry Literature, level: Senior Posted Thu Aug 24 05:27:46 … piece and understanding mood When teaching Poetry, I have Students argue that popular music can be poetry. The project is as follows: Choose a song that you feel represents poetry and has poetic elements …
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  • Introducing Poetry - … 253. Introducing Poetry Literature, level: Middle Posted Sun Mar 17 07:33:46 … at all, and some examples of prose that sound like poetry! At conclusion of each reading, allow time for students to … of why they thought the passage was, or was not, poetry. 3. Students then form into small groups to share, compare … to be a very lively and enjoyable way to introduce poetry appreciation to junior high school students. Sometimes the discussions can …
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  • "Classrooms That Work, chapter 2 mailring discussion" - … just because we care to. We tried our hands at poetry, just because we loved Shel Silverstein's work so much … you can use for poetry activities. See my web page for poetry ideas - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/Poetry.html (If you …
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