ERIC Number: ED410587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May-6
Extending Literacy across the Disciplines: Reading & Writing Poetry in Middle School Classrooms.
Bullion-Mears, Ann; McWhorter, J. YeVette; Haag, Claudia; Cox, Maggie; Hickey, Shelly
Suggesting that poetry can be inserted into any classroom in any curricular area, this paper discusses reading and writing poetry in middle school classrooms. The paper begins with advice on reading poetry in content classrooms, and then presents a 31-item bibliography of poetry sources "for browsing." The paper then presents tips for writing content poems and a 10-item bibliography on writing poetry. It then presents descriptions, teaching methods, and samples of 10 types of poems: acrostics, biopoems, cinquain poems, concrete poems, diamante poetry, found poetry, letter poems, list poems, recipe poems, and visual response poetry. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (42nd, Atlanta, GA, May 4-9, 1997).