ERIC Number: ED178915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Language Play and the Teaching of Poetry.
Duke, Charles R.
Several suggestions for interesting students in poetry and word play in the language arts classroom are presented in this paper. Activities recommended to establish a climate in which language play is a natural activity and to help students make connections between their own word play and that engaged in by poets include: expanding concrete images; producing catalog lists of things students strongly like or dislike; working on exercises with figurative language and word arrangement; and constructing concrete and found poetry. An additional suggestion for evaluating what students have learned is offered--having them examine and react to computerized poetry. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Fall Conference of the New England Association of Teachers of English (Portsmouth, NH, October 19-21, 1979)