ERIC Number: ED084522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Teaching Poetry in the Elementary School.
Boyd, Gertrude A.
The purpose of this book is to help the adult, and through the adult the child, to regain the delight of poetic language in rhythm and rhyme. In chapter one the reader becomes aware of the need for poetry as a life fulfillment at all age levels. Many suggestions on how and when to read poetry and what poems to read are given in chapters two and three. In chapter four the history and drama of verse and song are suggested as a medium for teaching the reading, memorizing, and writing of poetry. In chapter five the memorization and recitation of poetry are suggested for personal fulfillment, not as mandatory class assignments. Chapter six presents some ideas on how, when, and what to write poetically, and chapter seven describes ways to organize and use files of poems, pictures, and audiovisual materials. (HOD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Literary History, Literary Mood, Literature Appreciation, Music, Poetry, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, Columbus, Ohio 43216 ($2.50)
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