Writing and Understanding Poetry for Teachers and Students

Writers should be encouraged to create, to strive, to fail, and to master. ... In other
words, on the syllabus, poetry teachers might say a student's final grade will be
determined as follows: • 50 percent participation, including writing, submitting, ...

Author: Suzanne Keyworth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475814088

Category: Education

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Grounded in craft, this book was composed on three premises: That the study and modeling of great poems is integral to understanding poetry and learning to write poems, that scaffolded learning builds a writer’s and a reader’s confidence and knowledge base and increases learning, and that teachers and facilitators of poetry can and should build learning environments we call “our hearts in a safe place.” Each chapter contains an introduction to a main focus, new terms, a model poem, an explication, short prompts heuristic to each chapter’s focus, and a model exercise. Student poem samples are included in each chapter. The last chapter discusses syllabi, portfolios and alternate grading. A Heart’s Craft differs from other poetry” how to books” because it combines art with pedagogy in a unique and effective fashion.

Poems are Teachers

"Poems wake us up, keep us company, and remind us that our world is big and small," Amy explains. "And, too, poems teach us how to write. Anything." This is a practical book designed for every classroom teacher.

Author: Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325096538

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Children's writer and poet Amy Ludwig VanDerwater leads us on an adventure through poetry, pointing out craft elements along the way that students can use to improve all their writing, from idea finding to language play. "Poems wake us up, keep us company, and remind us that our world is big and small," Amy explains. "And, too, poems teach us how to write. Anything." This is a practical book designed for every classroom teacher. Each lesson exploration includes three poems, one by a contemporary adult poet and two by students in grades 2 through 8, which serve as models to illustrate how poetry teaches writers to: find ideas, choose perspective and point of view, structure texts, play with language, craft beginnings and endings, choose titles. Students will learn how to replicate the craft techniques found in poetry to strengthen all writing, from fiction to opinion, from personal narrative to information. "Poets arrange words and phrases just as prose writers do, simply in tighter spaces," Amy argues. "In the tight space of poetry, readers can identify writing techniques after reading one page, not thirty pages."

Explore Poetry

This volume involves you in both the reading and writing of poetry for yourself and your students.

Author: Donald H. Graves

Publisher: Reading/Writing Teacher's Comp

ISBN: UOM:39015025324818

Category: Education

Page: 195

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This volume involves you in both the reading and writing of poetry for yourself and your students.

Wordplaygrounds

Offers a variety of new approaches to teaching poetry in middle school and high school classrooms, with more than twenty-five activities designed to sharpen students' writing and self-understanding and heighten their awareness of the world ...

Author: John S. O'Connor

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115103215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 155

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Offers a variety of new approaches to teaching poetry in middle school and high school classrooms, with more than twenty-five activities designed to sharpen students' writing and self-understanding and heighten their awareness of the world around them.

Understanding Poetry 2000 Ed

PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN WRITING POETRY Writing poetry is not what some
say it is - squeezing water from granite . ... teachers , who , instead of teaching
literature , particularly poetry , in its simplest form to make the students
understand ...

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Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712328732

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Virginia English Bulletin

In order to prepare to bring the poetry alive , students must have a grasp of the
poem ' s meaning , an understanding that ... Writing About the Poem Teachers
can use student ' s writing about the poem as a Formative Evaluation to see if the
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006162707

Category: English language

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Reading and Writing Poetry

Essays discuss how poetry is composed and appreciated, look at various teaching approaches, and explain the basic concepts of prosody

Author: Charles R. Duke

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039367623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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Essays discuss how poetry is composed and appreciated, look at various teaching approaches, and explain the basic concepts of prosody

Teaching Poetry Level 9 12

Continuing the work that was started with Teaching Poetry Level 6-9, this second part of the curriculum focuses on more advanced types of poetry, examples, research, and activities that are geared towards the students in Elementary II. This ...

Author: ETC Montessori Digital

Publisher: ETC Montessori Digital

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

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Continuing the work that was started with Teaching Poetry Level 6-9, this second part of the curriculum focuses on more advanced types of poetry, examples, research, and activities that are geared towards the students in Elementary II. This Language arts module is well written and researched so that it allows your students to enjoy poetry in a low anxiety level environment that fosters creativity, imagination and fun. The materials are designed to meet CCS standards with each standard is outlined and listed by grade or level. A full manual with teacher lessons on how to present each concept is included, along with an answer key. The Level 9-12 unit includes the following: Introduction lessonsAdditional resources listsCCS standards by level/gradeTeacher and presentation lesson for each conceptAnswer key20 Level 4 task cards20 Level 5 task cards20 Level 6 task cards27 Teacher Presented Nomenclature cards with picture, label, and definition24 Types of poems cards with definitions and examples

Planning to Teach Writing

This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom.

Author: Emma Caulfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317548843

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Written by an experienced teacher and literacy consultant, Planning to Teach Writing offers an easy-to-use, tried-and-tested framework that will reduce teachers’ planning time while raising standards in writing. Using the circles planning approach, it provides fresh inspiration for teachers who want to engage and enthuse their pupils, with exciting and varied hooks into writing, including picture books, short stories, novels and films. Exploring effective assessment practice, each chapter puts the needs and interests of pupils at the forefront of planning, and models how to design units of work that will lead to high-quality writing outcomes in any primary school classroom. The book uses a simple formula for success: 1 Find the gaps in learning for your students. 2 Choose a hook that you know will engage your students. 3 Select a unit plan that you know will support you to get the best writing out of your students. 4 Tailor it. 5 Teach it! With a fantastic range of hooks to inspire teaching and learning, Planning to Teach Writing ensures successful planning that will maximise engagement, enjoyment and achievement. This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom.

Concrete Poems and Couplets

Introduce your students to concrete poems and couplets with this easy to use packet, complete with definition, example, guidelines and a place for students to write their own poems!

Author: Greta Barclay Lipson

Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company

ISBN: 9780787730277

Category: Education

Page: 12

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Introduce your students to concrete poems and couplets with this easy to use packet, complete with definition, example, guidelines and a place for students to write their own poems! Master teacher and poet, Greta Barclay Lipson, shows the power of language and how to use it with these poetic forms.

Write Out of the Classroom

This detailed, practical book also contains examples of remarkable student creative writing produced through these techniques, as well as photocopiable pages which include original examples of specific writing forms to model from, ...

Author: Colin Macfarlane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136203510

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Write Out of the Classroom is a ground-breaking, highly practical book which provides teachers and creative writing tutors with great ways of tapping into the huge inspirational and educational potential of the richly diverse world beyond the classroom walls. Effective learning occurs when the process feels exciting, inspiring and ‘real’, and there is nothing more stimulating and ‘real’ than the real world itself. Working with groups in interesting and evocative settings can generate exceptional participant involvement. Well-led ‘locational brainstorming’ in such places increases vocabulary and produces an astonishing freshness of observation, ideas, language, plot and metaphor. Teachers commonly notice a quantum leap in writing quality arising from these sessions. Based on the author’s extensive experience in developing and leading out-of-classroom ‘intelligent observation’ and writing workshops, this unique book steers educators through the subtleties of guiding thoughtful data collection sessions in varied environments; selecting appropriate and motivational places and forms of writing, and running sessions linked to specific creative and factual writing tasks. The book covers the following areas and techniques and how they relate to out-of-classroom work: planning outings and choosing locations; leading language and ideas brainstorm sessions; descriptive poetry inspired by outdoor settings; ‘reflective haikus’, cinquains, and minimalist poetry; creating stunning plots and storylines; collective story writing; fictitious diary forms; descriptive travel writing; understanding poetry’s mechanics and sound patterns; assisting students with editing. This detailed, practical book also contains examples of remarkable student creative writing produced through these techniques, as well as photocopiable pages which include original examples of specific writing forms to model from, explanatory diagrams, helpful checklists and handy teachers’ ‘crib sheets’. Write out of the Classroom is the perfect ‘insider's guide’ to teaching and inspiring creative writing. It is an essential tool for classroom teachers in both Primary and Secondary schools, creative writing tutors, literacy co-ordinators and PGCE students, as well as leaders in residential centres and forest schools.

Exploring Writing in the Content Areas

The book also includes tips on providing constructive feedback and demonstrates how assessment can guide effective teaching practice and help plan more successful instruction."--Publisher's website (www.pembrokepublishers.com).

Author: Maria Carty

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381886

Category: Education

Page: 123

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"This book will show how to guide students through the various stages of the writing process and teach them to focus on the purpose for writing in all kinds of nonfiction. It will help teachers assess what students know so they can plan more successful instruction." "This practical book also explains how teachers can provide student writers with the concrete, constructive feedback they need. It demonstrates how assessment can guide effective teaching practices."--BOOK JACKET.

For the Good of the Earth and Sun

There was seldom any listening or indeed any interaction at all among teacher ,
student , and writing . When I began to teach poetry , I used the only model I knew
: the one I ' d learned as a student . But after five years of working with Lucy ...

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Heinemann/Cassell Language & L

ISBN: UOM:39015015499828

Category: Education

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The principles of teaching poetry discussed are applicable to any classroom of student poets, regardless of age.

Drafting and Assessing Poetry

This book is well worth reading for its clarity and wealth of ideas′ - Bethan Marshall, TES Teacher Magazine `Every English department should buy this remarkably comprehensive book.

Author: Sue Dymoke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446227015

Category: Education

Page: 224

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`This excellent book provides the reader with comprehensive coverage of all aspect of poetry teaching. The book does more than inform us - it inspires profound reflection on the best ways it support poetry writing and draws us into the debate about assessment-driven curriculum' - School Librarian `A must for trainee teachers and English departments' - Booktrusted News `Drafting and Assessing Poetry is thoroughly researched and shows how attitudes towards teaching of poetry and indeed the place of poetry on the syllabus, has changed with political fashion over the years, but more importantly, Sue Dymoke shows how a handful of contemporary poets go about drafting their work and sees this process as an essential tool in the classroom, advocating that students should keep drafting notebooks, just like real writers. Getting students, or indeed members of writing groups, to understand that one draft of a poem may not be the final or best work they can produce will never be a problem again!' - Writing in Education `Sue Dymoke's book is a much needed antidote to the ubiquitous guides to poetry analysis.... This book is well worth reading for its clarity and wealth of ideas' - Bethan Marshall, TES Teacher Magazine `Every English department should buy this remarkably comprehensive book. Inspiring approaches for teaching children to write poetry are clearly described. Sue Dymoke draws upon her extensive experience as a poet, English teacher and researcher to explore the place of writing poetry in English lessons and examinations. Her unique insights into both the writing and teaching of poetry should prove invaluable to English teachers' - Dr Mark Pike, Lecturer in English Education and Head of PGCE English, University of Leeds `It is a useful book: a theoretical text, but with a practical focus, which makes it very readable and interesting, to teachers of young people particularly, but also, to teachers of adults and indeed in parts to poetry writers themselves, particularly those interested in working in schools, or simply curious about the general process of drafting and evaluating poetry' - County Lit, Nottinghamshire County Council Literature Newsletter Drafting and Assessing Poetry offers a range of teaching strategies for developing students' poetry writing skills, and guidance about assessment approaches. Critical commentaries combine with illustrations of successful classroom practice to consider this essential but under-explored aspect of English teaching. Based on theory but with a practical dimension, the book engages readers in current critical debates about poetry teaching and its place in an assessment- driven curriculum. This book is for reflective practitioners, including trainee teachers, who want to develop their understanding of poetry teaching and to gain insights, which will inform classroom practice. It will also be useful for literacy co-ordinators, teacher educators and other advisory staff in the field of English teaching.

Imaginative Teaching Through Creative Writing

Growing out of recent pedagogical developments in creative writing studies and perceived barriers to teaching the subject in secondary education schools, this book creates conversations between secondary and post-secondary teachers aimed at ...

Author: Amy Ash

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350152687

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Growing out of recent pedagogical developments in creative writing studies and perceived barriers to teaching the subject in secondary education schools, this book creates conversations between secondary and post-secondary teachers aimed at introducing and improving creative writing instruction in teaching curricula for young people. Challenging assumptions and lore regarding the teaching of creative writing, this book examines new and engaging techniques for infusing creative writing into all types of language arts instruction, offering inclusive and pedagogically sound alternatives that consider the needs of a diverse range of students. With careful attention given to creative writing within current standards-based educational systems, Imaginative Teaching Through Creative Writing confronts and offers solutions to the perceived difficulty of teaching the subject in such environments. Divided into two sections, section one sees post-secondary instructors address pedagogical techniques and concerns such as workshop, revision, and assessment before section two explores hands-on activities and practical approaches to instruction. Focusing on an invaluable and underrepresented area of creative writing studies, this book begins a much-needed conversation about the future of creative writing instruction at all levels and the benefits of collaboration across the secondary/post-secondary divide.

Writing Strategies for All Primary Students

A guide for teaching all your students the skills they need to be successful writers The 25 mini-lessons provided in this book are designed to develop students’ self-regulated writing behaviors and enhance their self-perceived writing ...

Author: Janet C. Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470937203

Category: Education

Page: 320

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A guide for teaching all your students the skills they need to be successful writers The 25 mini-lessons provided in this book are designed to develop students’ self-regulated writing behaviors and enhance their self-perceived writing abilities. These foundational writing strategies are applicable and adaptable to all primary students: emergent, advanced, English Language Learners, and struggling writers. Following the SCAMPER (Screen and assess, Confer, Assemble materials, Model, Practice, Execute, Reflect) mini-lesson model devised by the authors, the activities show teachers how to scaffold the writing strategies that students need in order to take control of their independent writing. Reveals helpful writing strategies, including making associations, planning, visualizing, accessing cues, using mnemonics, and more Offers ideas for helping students revise, check, and monitor their writing assignments Explains the author's proven SCAMPER model that is appropriate for students in grades K-3 Let Richards and Lassonde—two experts in the field of childhood education—guide you through these proven strategies for enhancing young children's writing skills.

Creative Writing in America

In addition , it seems to me important that the students understand that their
teacher ' s knowledge and love of poetry and literature includes a wide range of
literary periods , not simply that of contemporary poetry . I cannot emphasize
enough ...

Author: Joseph Michael Moxley

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032492626

Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

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Intended for high school and college teachers who are interested in how creative writing can be taught effectively, this book features the ideas of poets, novelists, editors, and playwrights on the fundamental aspects of their craft. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Notes from a Cell: Creative Writing Programs in Isolation" (Eve Shelnutt); (2) "Tearing Down the Walls: Engaging the Imagination" (Joseph M. Moxley); (3) "The Future of Creative Writing Programs" (George Garrett); (4) "Articles of Faith" (David Jauss); (5) "Assignment" (Ron Carlson); (6) "Guidelines and Exercises for Teaching Creative Writing" (John D. MacDonald); (7) "How a Writer Reads" (Stephen Minot); (8) "Writing for All Ages" (Elizabeth Winthrop); (9) "Unlearning to Write" (Donald M. Murray); (10)"Getting Started: Planning and Plotting the Novel" (Marion Zimmer Bradley); (11) "The Dynamics of Character" (Sheila Schwartz); (12) "Teaching Point of View" (Wayne Ude); (13) "Transforming Experience into Fiction: An Alternative to the Workshop" (Eve Shelnutt); (14) "One Writer's Apprenticeship" (Robert H. Abel); (15) "Teaching Dialogue" (William Holinger); (16) "Playing within Plays" (David Kranes); (17) "Teaching Poetry Writing Workshops for Undergraduates" (David St. John); (18) "Wearing the Shoe on the Other Foot" (Mimi Schwartz); (19) "'Midwifing the Craft'--Teaching Revision and Editing" (Alan Ziegler); (20) "The Book in the World" (Valerie Miner); (21) "Literary Magazines and the Writing Workshop" (DeWitt Henry); (22) "Creative Writers' Report: Mastering the Craft" (Ib J. Melchior and others); and (23) "A Writing Program Certain to Succeed" (Joseph M. Moxley). An appendix surveys Master of Fine Arts programs in American universities. (MS)