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ERIC Number: ED154428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
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Quiet and Warm Like Sunshine: Teaching High School Kids to Like Poetry.
Blake, Robert W.; Taillie, Laurie
The poetry unit presented in this paper is designed to teach high school students how to write poetry through personal observation, journal writing, and small group discussion. Using the unit, students progress through the stages of writing according to the following steps: observing a familiar person and noting words and phrases about that individual's inner and outer characteristics; sharing written notes in class with other students; analyzing, through small group discussion, two published poems about persons; writing figurative language by varying sentence structure; and drafting a poem about a person, using journal notes. Also included are student comments and teacher reactions to the unit, guidelines for teaching the writing of poetry, a list of reasons for writing poetry, and a bibliography of references that deal with the teaching of poetry. (MAI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Guide prepared at State University College, Brockport