ERIC Number: ED332534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Turning the Kaleidoscope: Poetry in the E.S.L. Classroom.
This report presents ideas on the use of poetry in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Chapter 1 describes beliefs about language and language learning, and offers a theoretical justification for including the reading and writing of poetry in the language classroom. Chapter 2 is a collection of poetry activities that have been developed or gleaned from other works on language teaching. Chapter 3 consists of an anthology of poetry arranged under broad topic headings. An appendix contains a classification of the poems according to features of pronunciation, grammar, spelling, semantics. This classification is by no means complete, but it is hoped that it will assist teachers in integrating poetry into their lesson plans, and spark their imaginations as to additional ways to use poetry. The final section provides suggestions for further reading. Two bibliographies provide 57 citations.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Project for M.A. in Teaching degree, School for International Training, Vermont.