ERIC Number: ED262403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Word Magic: Poetry as a Shared Adventure.
McVitty, Walter, Ed.
Written by teachers and poets, this book offers insights into the nature of poetry and the ways in which children can be taught to enjoy reading and writing poetry. The book contains the following articles: "Poetry and the Magic of Words," by Colin Thiele; "Poetry and the Child," by Charles Causley; "A Verse Along the Way," by Max Fatchen; "The Poet as Mental Mathematician," by Doug MacLeod; "Inside Poetry: A Shared Adventure," by Aidan Chambers; "Poetry and the Pre-School Child: A Personal Reflection," by Clare Scott-Mitchell; "Large Swans Fall off Cliffs: Large Strawberries Don't," by Pat Edwards; "How Not to 'Teach' Poetry," by Moira Robinson; "A Poetry Workshop," by Libby Hathorn; "Teaching Poetry Writing: Part of 'Process'," by R. D. Walshe; "Poetry and Performance 1: Teacher as Performer," by Gordon Winch; "Poetry and Performance 2: Children as Performers," by Sean Monahan; "Poetry Books: An Annotated Guide to Collection-Building," by Walter McVitty; and "75 Things to Do with a Favourite Poem," by Pat Edwards. (EL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Creative Writing, Learning Activities, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Poets, Teaching Methods
Business Manager, Primary English Teaching Association, P.O. Box 167, Rozelle, New South Wales 2039, Australia ($9.00 member, $11.20 nonmember, Australian currency).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Rozelle (Australia).