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ERIC Number: ED264561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
[Poetry Instruction.] Motivator of the Month. [Compiled from Columns in Three issues of "Notes Plus," January and November 1984 and September 1985.]
Notes Plus, v1 n3 Jan 1984 v2 n2 Nov 1984 v3 n1 Sep 1985
The teaching activities presented in the four journal columns extracted here focus on understanding and writing poetry. The first column (by Carol Case) presents an introduction to poetry unit containing five preliminary steps designed to help students develop an understanding of poetry. The second column (by Carol Anderson) describes a week of poetry writing and revision, which includes writing a "beautiful words" poem, a "group" poem, a "first line" poem, and a "creature" poem. The third column (by Sandra Fisher) presents three poetry writing assignments: (1) writing a rhymed acrostic poem in which the first letter of each line, reading vertically downward, spells the student's name; (2) writing a couplet advertising a favorite food, place, or product; and (3) writing "paper bag" poetry (a game using a random collection of words). The fourth column (by Collette Luscombe) presents two poetry writing formulas that any students, regardless of grade level, can use. (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.