ERIC Number: ED395333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
A Crow Doesn't Need a Shadow: A Guide to Writing Poetry from Nature.
This book focuses on the integration of an individual's inner and outer landscape. It contains a series of invitations for young people to look out upon their own landscapes and to write the important themes of their lives. The writing experiences outlined in the book give children (and adults) space to become quiet and focused and to tap into their inner wealth of being. Each chapter of the book, every poem, represents a different door an individual can open to the natural world. The book is grounded in meaningful language-based learning theory, and, as such, is an excellent resource for teaching language arts, enhancing science studies, and advocating ecological awareness. Sections of the book include: (1) Poetry Field Trips; (2) Building a Nature Wordscape; (3) Keeping a Nature Journal; (4) Other Explorations such as, finding a companion in nature, colors in the natural world, dreaming up a place, and growing a poem naturally; (5) Anthology--a sampling of original poems by young authors; and (6) A Note To Educators (Mona Hirschi Daniels). (NKA)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Literary Devices, Pastoral Literature, Poetry, Poets, Writing Strategies
Gibbs Smith, P.O. Box 667, Layton, UT 84041 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Author Text Relationship; Authorship; Nature; Writing Development
Note: Illustrations by Diane Boardman.