ERIC Number: ED198548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
From Fluorescent Sandpaper to Shiny Orange Poems.
Bush, Gloria S., Ed.
This booklet contains one teacher's experiences with teaching poetry to children, offering suggestions and insights about organizing the subject matter, preparing a conducive physical environment, and practicing with various poetic forms. Sections of the booklet discuss the characteristics and behaviors of writing room teachers, the organization of the space set aside for writing and reading poetry, the reasons for using poetry in child language development, types of poetry (including diamantes, cinquains, and haiku), and the use of group writing in poetry instruction. The final section of the booklet lists resources for teaching poetry. (RL)
Descriptors: Child Language, Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Imagery, Language Acquisition, Poetry, Writing Instruction
Learning Centers Project E.S.E.A., A Title I program of the School District of Philadelphia, Durham School, 16th & Lombard Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19146 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Durham Child Development Center.