ERIC Number: ED051236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Poetic Composition through the Grades: A Language Sensitivity Program.
Wolsch, Robert A.
The role of elementary school teachers in encouraging children in poetic composition is the focus of this handbook, one of a series that offer suggestions for teaching. With the assumption that given proper guidance, all children are capable of poetic composition, this teachers' guide introduces poetic composition in three interdependent stages: the evocative, the language precision, and the sharing. The evocative stage gives primary attention to stimulating the child's appreciation of his own language ability; the language precision stage has as its primary goal versitility in organizing language and form, to improve ways of stating ideas and feelings; and the sharing stage involves the search for appropriate means to help the children share their poetic selection with others. The handbook is comprised of the following chapters: Uncovering Children's Poetic Composition; Recognizing the Nature of Poetic Composition; Espousing Values of Poetic Composition to Children; Organizing Conditions for Poetic Composition; Starting the Poetic Composition Process; Writing Out of Experience; Writing Into Experience; Using Language Poetically; Arranging Extemporaneous Poetic Patterns; Introducing Predesigned Verse Forms; Dignifying Children's Poetic Compositions; and Sharing Poetic Composition. (DB)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary School Curriculum, Language Rhythm, Poetry, Teaching Guides, Writing (Composition)
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10027 ($2.95)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Note: Practical Suggestions for Teaching Series