ERIC Number: ED361711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The List Poem: A Guide To Teaching & Writing Catalog Verse.
Both a guide and an anthology, this book is for teachers (and self-teachers) who would like to explore the list poem, a flexible poetic form that can be used by beginning writers (from kindergarten to 12th grade) as well as by the most sophisticated. The book: offers practical advice on how to teach list poetry; describes how to work with students to inspire them to write interesting and imaginative list poems; offers specific writing ideas for list poems; defines and discusses the nature of list poetry; traces the historical lineage of list poetry from ancient times; and presents more than 200 examples by adults--from classical and modern literature--and today's children. Chapters in the book are: (1) Historical Background; (2) This Little Piggy (Lists and List Poems); (3) Memories; (4) Oxen Should Have Very Small Foreheads (Lists in Sei Shonagon's "Pillow Book"); (5) Parts of the Body; (6) Things to Do; (7) Lining Up My Toys (List Poems about Being Alone); (8) I Went Out with Vanessa del Rio (Using Kenneth Koch's Teaching Ideas); (9) How to Behave at a Fancy Party; (10) Menus, Haircuts, Fashion Notes, and Popular Dances; (11) Ingredients; (12) Rhymed Couplets (List Poems Inspired by Walt Whitman and Thanksgiving); and (13) Grab Bag. (RS)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Elementary Secondary Education, Figurative Language, Poetry, Student Motivation, Student Writing Models, Writing Instruction
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 5 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003-3306 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, NY.