ERIC Number: ED191086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Poetry Activities for Gifted Middle School Age Children.
Vida, Louisa Kramer
Following a brief discussion of the value of poetry for gifted children, this paper outlines activities in a poetry unit for gifted children of middle school age. Addressed directly to students, the unit is divided into the following sections: (1) a list of behavioral objectives, which relate to responding to poetry, understanding poetic conventions, and writing poetry; (2) a test of students' knowledge about poetry, designed to be used as both a pretest and a posttest; (3) a list of ten activities involving reacting to the ideas in specific poems; (4) a list of 30 activities involving responding to the language in specific poems; (5) a list of six poetry writing activities; and (6) a description of a culminating activity in which the class creates a class poetry book. The paper also includes a list of poems to be read in the unit and a bibliography of poetry anthologies and books about English instruction. (GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (5th, Nashville, TN, February 6-9, 1980).