ERIC Number: ED385874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Language of Life with Bill Moyers: Teacher's Guide.
Reisman, David, Ed.
Designed to be used with the 8-part public television series "The Language of Life with Bill Moyers," this guide serves as a learning resource for the study of contemporary American poetry. The guide presents 18 full-size cards that feature the work of each of the poets in the series; selected poems that appear in the series; questions for thought and discussion that help students examine issues raised by the programs; and classroom activities, including writing exercises. The guide also includes a one-page essay ("Welcoming Poetry to Our Classrooms" by James Haba) that offers provocative ideas on teaching poetry, a 47-item selected bibliography, advice on using the guide, and a 22-item list of books that make up a core high school poetry collection. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Contemporary Literature, High Schools, Language Usage, Literary Genres, Poetry, Poets, Teaching Methods, United States Literature
Language of Life Guide, P.O. Box 245, Little Falls, NJ 07424-0245 (Teacher's Guide only).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton.; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.