ERIC Number: ED277012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Computers and the Poetry Portfolio.
Pedersen, Elray L.
To make learning about various forms of poetry more interesting to high school students, this paper presents ideas based on an example and precept method of teaching instead of an analysis and explication method. In an introductory section, the paper explains how students will produce a poetry portfolio consisting of 10 or 12 types of poems such as haiku, limericks, concrete poetry, and cinquain. Next, the paper discusses the advantages of having students write and illustrate their poetry using microcomputers and word processing software. Appendixes provide sample assignments for 12 kinds of poetry, with a full explanation of each type, and examples of students' poetry. (SRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (76th, San Antonio, TX, November 21-26, 1986).