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ERIC Number: ED001714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 40
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FIND TIME FOR POETRY, GRADES THREE AND FOUR.
Alameda County School Dept., Hayward, CA.; Oakland Unified School District, CA.
ENRICHMENT SUGGESTIONS FOR USE IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES ARE PRESENTED. VARIOUS LEVELS OF POETRY APPRECIATION ARE--(1) ENJOYMENT OF RHYTHM, MELODY, AND STORY, (2) APPRECIATION OF SEEING ONE'S OWN EXPERIENCES MIRRORED IN POETRY, (3) PROJECTION INTO A WORLD OTHER THAN THAT IN WHICH ONE LIVES, (4) UNDERSTANDING OF SYMBOLISM AND HIDDEN MEANINGS, AND (5) SENSITIVITY TO PATTERNS OF WRITING AND TO LITERARY STYLE. EACH LEVEL GIVES POEMS AND POETS, THE SOURCE, AND TEACHING SUGGESTIONS. EXAMPLES ARE--(1) LEVEL 1, "BUCKINGHAM PALACE" BY A.A. MILNE, COMBINE CHORAL SPEAKING WITH DRAMATIZATION OF THE GUARDS, (2) LEVEL 2, "AUTUMN FIRES" BY R.L. STEVENSON, DISCUSS SIGNS OF FALL FOUND IN POEMS, (3) LEVEL 3, "KING JOHN'S CHRISTMAS" BY A.A. MILNE, DISCUSS WHY KING JOHN WAS UNPOPULAR (SLOW CHILDREN COULD PRETEND TO BE THE KING), (4) LEVEL 4, "IN ALDIS, USE AS A SIMPLE EXAMPLE OF METAPHOR, AND (5) LEVEL 5, "THE SNAKE" BY WALTER DE LA MARE, GET A SLOW, DROWSY FEELING FROM THE POEM ITSELF.
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Authoring Institution: Alameda County School Dept., Hayward, CA.; Oakland Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: HAYWARD