ERIC Number: ED265566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Moving Windows: Evaluating the Poetry Children Write.
Beyond providing insights into evoking, evaluating, and encouraging children's poetry, this book may give other poets and writers insights for their own writing. The 17 chapters discuss the following topics: (1) teaching poetry in the schools; (2) relating personal memories in poetry; (3) writing poems about animals; (4) using the chant; (5) writing poems collaboratively; (6) candor and innocence; (7) energy in poetry; (8) poems with the element of surprise; (9) rhythm, rhyme, and other sounds; (10) poetic "moves" or play with meaning; (11) creating poetry with an emphasis on factual details; (12) metaphor and surreal language; (13) concision, shapeliness, and understatement; (14) adult-like thought and feeling in children's poetry; (15) empathy; (16) other methods to use in writing poetry; and (17) evaluating children's poetry. The appendix contains eight poems by such poets as Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams. (EL)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Figurative Language, Imagery, Metaphors, Poetry, Student Motivation, Symbols (Literary), Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Department MW, 5 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003 ($9.95, plus $1.00 postage and handling for first copy, $0.50 for each additional copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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