ERIC Number: ED023662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Stratta, Leslie, Ed.
NATE Bulletin, v3 n1 p1-56 Spring 1966
Thirteen articles on effective classroom teaching of poetry are collected in this bulletin. The relationships of poetry to emotion and to experience are discussed by Barbara Hardy and Donald Thomas. Effective techniques for the British Junior Schools are explored in three articles: Peter Searby and Geoffrey Summerfield create a hypothetical Chinese family for whom the children write imitations of Chinese poems; David Aitken believes choral speaking alerts students to rhythm and new lyrics for old songs. Poetry in the British Secondary Schools is discussed from five viewpoints: Yvonne Bradbury emphasizes flexible scheduling in poetry lessons; John Werner illustrates the value of haiku for young writers; Francis White suggests the excitement that such creative approaches as the use of the tape recorder can inject into poetry; Geoffrey Hand indicates the correlation of poetry with other subjects; and F. I. Owen reports on the benefit of miming a poetical situation. The importance of poetry in the Technical School is presented by Alan Crang, and two concluding articles by Peter Doughty and Eric Wainwright take up the importance of the teacher's attitude toward his subject. (LH)
Descriptors: Choral Speaking, Creative Dramatics, Creative Teaching, Creative Writing, Dramatic Play, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Folk Culture, Literature, Poetry, Secondary Education, Student Interests, Student Reaction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Technical Education
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).