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ERIC Number: ED097690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 10
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A Student Oriented Approach to Teaching Poetry.
Womack, Nancy
To help high school students find enjoyment and intellectual stimulation in poetry, an English teacher may use several techniques. First, the course may be introduced by stating objectives and procedures, and by asking students for ideas about the value of reading and studying poetry. The teacher should involve all students, especially the reluctant ones, by making a large number of poetry collections available to students and having them browse until they find poems that they like. Then each student may make a copy of his or her poem and prepare to read it aloud the next day in class. The teacher may read for the reluctant students, arrange chairs in a circle for intimacy, and encourage students to tell why they liked a poem. Some poems selected may be used to provoke excellent discussion and writing assignments. This last procedure enables students to learn the usual things teachers teach about poetry, such as terminology, symbols, and types of poetry, while at the same time providing enjoyment for the student. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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