Making Poetry Matter

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy
Author: Sue Dymoke,Andrew Lambirth,Anthony Wilson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441163530
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 4272
Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.

Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers

Author: Fredric Lown,Judith W. Steinbergh
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825127939
Category: Education
Page: 172
View: 3480
This versatile volume combines examples of poetry from historical and contemporary masters with high school writing. Each chapter contains poems for reading aloud, poems for discussion, models for writing exercises, samples of student poems, and a bibliography for extended reading. Many teachers use Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers across disciplines. Writing exercises include: Animals as Symbols Family Portraits in Words Of War and Peace Writing Song Lyrics as an Expression of Social Protest

Poems Please!

Sharing Poetry with Children
Author: David Booth,Bill Moore
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381575
Category: Education
Page: 152
View: 8313
Discusses children's poetry, the techniques and forms of poetry, and related topics, and provides advice for teachers on such aspects of using poetry in the classroom as reading aloud, dramatization, and student poetry writing.

El crossover (Crossover Spanish Edition)

Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0358067804
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 3878
Ganador de la Medalla Newbery ∙ Ganador del Premio Coretta Scott King ∙ New York Times bestseller ∙ 2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book “Una hermosa novela medida entre la vida y sus líneas.”—New York Times Book Review Un rayo relámpagueando en mis kicks … La cancha está QUEMANDO. Mi sudorLLOVIZNANDO. Ya basta de estar temblando. Porque esta noche la voyentregando. El fenómeno del básquetbol, Josh Bell, y su hermano gemelo, Jordan, son los reyes de la cancha, con esos crossovers inesperados que hacen llorar a los jugadores más duros. Pero cuando Jordan conoce a la nueva chica del colegio, lazos entre los gemelos se empiezan a desanudar. El baloncesto y la hermandad se entrelazan para mostrarles a Josh y Jordan que la vida no viene con un manual de jugadas y que, a veces, el asunto no es ganar. Now in Spanish! Winner of the Newbery Medal and CSK Award, and a NYT bestseller. Basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse. A bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering. Basketball phenom Josh Bell and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court, with crossovers that make even the toughest ballers cry. But when Jordan meets the new girl in school, the twins’ bond unravels. Basketball and brotherhood intertwine to show Josh and Jordan that life doesn’t come with a playbook and, sometimes, it’s not about winning.

El Dia Que Los Crayones Renunciaron

Author: Drew Daywalt,Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA
ISBN: 9786071618122
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 31
View: 9938
When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

Word Weavings

Writing Poetry with Young Children
Author: Shelley Tucker
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 0673363678
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 9285
Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Kids' Poems

Teaching First Graders to Love Writing Poetry
Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Teaching Strategies
ISBN: 9780590227346
Category: Education
Page: 80
View: 8253
Provides teaching strategies and describes the poetry-writing process to help first graders write poems.

Give Them Poetry!

A Guide for Sharing Poetry with Children K-8
Author: Glenna Davis Sloan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807743676
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 102
View: 3521
This lively book offers a host of ways for teachers to bring poetry and children together in their classrooms. The book gives examples of children's poetry writing, and methods of presenting poetry to students of any age.


Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788494495908
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 34
View: 6521
In this classic English rhyme, a father, four children, and a dog embark on a bear hunt that takes them through fields, across a deep river, and into a dense forest to find a bear in a cave.

Using Poetry Across the Curriculum

Learning to Love Language
Author: Barbara Chatton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591586976
Category: Education
Page: 241
View: 9095
This comprehensive listing and discussion of poetic works supports the standards of all areas of the curriculum, helping librarians and teachers working with kindergarten through middle school students. * Updates from the first edition include new and different poetry and newer authors than the first edition * Provides numerous lists of anthologies, poems, and poetic prose and meets national standards and areas within those standards * Offers lists of bilingual works in Spanish and English and lists of poems representing various cultural groups both in the United States and around the world * Includes teaching ideas, writing activities, and links for crossing the curriculum

Children's Literature Remembered

Issues, Trends, and Favorite Books
Author: Linda M. Pavonetti
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9780313320774
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 292
View: 2903
This compilation of delivered speeches and reflective chapters offers insight into the broad development of American children's literature in the 20th century.

Poems Please! 2nd Edition

Sharing poetry with children
Author: Bill Moore,David Booth
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551388391
Category: Children's poetry
Page: 160
View: 3381
This innovative resource includes tools for classroom management that range from assessment techniques to tips for choosing and displaying poems.

Teaching Poetry in the Primary Classroom

Author: Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845903757
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 4111
When asked by the school inspector what he thought of poetry, an eleven year old replied that "it's all la-dida and daffodils, isn't it?" In his primary school the boy had come across very little poetry apart from nursery rhymes, snatches of rhyming verse and a few comic pieces and nonsense poems. Poetry to him was something arcane, not really related to his own life. He had studied no powerful, challenging, contemplative, arresting, quirky poems and had written very few poems himself. His teacher admitted that he was no English specialist, had received few ideas at college on the teaching of poetry and didn't really know where to start. As children progress through the primary school they need to be exposed to a rich diet of poetry and encouraged to read, perform and write it themselves. Providing a varied and stimulating environment is essential if is to flourish. In addition, children need specifi c guidance and ideas to start them off writing their own poems. This book, written by a former teacher and school inspector, and popular and widely published children's poet, offers an accessible, practical and structured programme for the teaching of this sometimes neglected aspect of the English curriculum.

Teaching Writing

Key Stage 1 and Before
Author: Ann Browne
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748740413
Category: Education
Page: 222
View: 3677
The requirements of the National Literacy Strategy are fully addressed in this book on teaching writing at Key Stage 1 and before. It features coverage of the structure and use of the English language and gives an explanation of classroom planning and management, based on an understanding of how children learn and progress. Included is also practical guidance on effective teaching practice, embedded in a modern theoretical framework.

Climb Inside a Poem

Reading and Writing Poetry Across the Year
Author: Georgia Heard,Lester L. Laminack
Publisher: Firsthand
ISBN: 9780325009834
Page: 260
View: 4626
Children are natural poets. They speak poetry all day long. They say wonderful poetic gems that surprise and delight us and help us look at the world in a new way. In Climb Inside a Poem: Reading and Writing Poetry Across the Year, Georgia Heard and Lester Laminack tap into this natural inclination and demonstrate how reading and writing poetry can also support and extend young children's language and literacy development. Through an anthology of original children's poems and related lessons, Georgia and Lester describe how to weave poetry into the fabric of a school day by reading a variety of poems for a variety of purposes. Building on these experiences, children then engage in a formal unit of study on writing poetry. Climb Inside a Poem has three components. The poetry anthology, Climb Inside a Poem: Original Poems for Children, uses the writings of contemporary children's poets, whimsical illustrations, and an expansive big book format (14"x18") to create a 36-page poetry playground. Lessons for Climb Inside a Poem provides a five-day sequence of lessons for each poem in the anthology. Through repeated readings and by accessing the poems from multiple perspectives, these lessons model how poetry can be used to support basic concepts in print, develop word awareness, expand reading and writing fluency, and help children write with feeling and voice. Reading and Writing Poetry Across the Year takes a broad view of poetry and considers how poems can be used to reinforce and extend a literacy curriculum. Organized into three separate sections, the minilessons in this guide offer tips for outfitting and organizing classrooms where poetry can flourish; highlight a variety of reading strategies that immerse children in the words and music of poetry; and present a complete unit of study for writing poetry.


Author: Eric Frederick Jensen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831955
Category: Music
Page: 400
View: 3791
Robert Schumann is one of the most intriguing-and enigmatic-composers of the nineteenth century. Extraordinarily gifted in both music and literature, many of his compositions were inspired by poetry and novels. For much of his life he was better known as a music critic than as a composer. But whether writing as critic or composer, what he produced was created by him as a reflection of his often turbulent life. Best known was the tempestuous courtship of his future wife, the pianist Clara Wieck. Though marriage and family life seemed to provide a sense of constancy, he increasingly experienced periods of depression and instability. Mounting criticism of his performance as music director at Dusseldorf led to his attempted suicide in 1854. Schumann was voluntarily committed to an insane asylum near Bonn where, despite indications of improvement and dissatisfaction with his treatment, he spent the final two years of his life. Drawing on original research and newly published letters and journals from the time, author Eric Frederick Jensen presents a balanced portrait of the composer with both scholarly authority and engaging clarity. Biographical chapters alternate with discussion of Schumann's piano, chamber, choral, symphonic, and operatic works, demonstrating how the circumstances of his life helped shape the music he wrote. Chronicling the romance of Robert and Clara, Jensen offers a nuanced look at the evolution of their relationship, one that changed dramatically after marriage. He also follows Schumann's creative musical criticism, which championed the burgeoning careers of Chopin, Liszt, and Brahms and challenged the musical tastes of Europe.

Interpreting Literature With Children

Author: Shelby A. Wolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135625611
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 1658
Clearly organized and beautifully written, Interpreting Literature With Children is a remarkable book that stands on the edge of two textbook genres: the survey of literature text and the literary criticism text. Neither approach, however, says enough about how children respond to literature in everyday classroom situations. That is the mission of this book. It begins by providing a solid foundation in both approaches and then examines multiple ways of developing children's literary interpretation through talk, through culture, class, and gender, as well as through creative modes of expression, including writing, the visual arts, and drama. The result is a balanced resource for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of literature and literary engagement. Because of its modest length and price and its ongoing focus on how to increase student engagement with literature, either pre-service or practicing teachers can use this text in children's literature, language arts, or literacy and language courses.

Stories, Songs, and Poetry to Teach Reading and Writing

Literacy Through Language
Author: Marlene J. McCracken,Robert A. McCracken
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 9780920541357
Category: Education
Page: 157
View: 3586
This book shows you how to tap into the natural processes of language acquisition by adapting the teaching of language to literature that children like to read. Children learn how text works through stories, songs, and poems that have meaning to them.

Cherish The Love That Lies Within

Author: L.J. Rhoades
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450018041
Category: Poetry
Page: 142
View: 7621
Our names are Rhoades, in case you have not heard. And our book is quite practical, nothing too absurd. Our book of poems is rather simple to view and to read. A dictionary is a companion, you just will not need. You might need a box of tissues to wipe your eyes; and once in a while, humor may catch you by surprise. So enjoy the light sarcasms and intimate thoughts of this new old poet before her popularity rots. Many people have asked, “Why aren ́t you in print?” Well, here I am, now let’s see if the time was well spent.