ERIC Number: ED427288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Risking Intensity: Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students.
Michaels, Judith Rowe
Aimed at junior and senior high school teachers and artists in residence, this book urges teachers and students to read and write poetry "as though their lives depended upon it," and to breathe life into classroom writing traditions that are not hands-on or intense. Each chapter is set in the classroom. Poems by students and teacher illustrate each topic. The book includes suggestions on how to read poetry and ways to bolster students' involvement in choosing and confidence in responding to poetry both by the "masters" and others that catch their attention. Chapters in the book are: (1) Risking Intensity; (2) The Start: Writing Your Own Poem; (3) "Vessel of the Self"; (4) "Written on the Body"--Reading the Poem; (5) Writing about Poems--or Putting Off the Analytical Essay; (6) Making Your Poem Concrete; (7) Expanding the Poem; (8) Hand-Eye Coordination; (9) Words Words Words; (10) Memory; (11) Finding Your Poet; (12) Talking about a Poem; (13) With Portfolio; and (14) Expanding the Circle. An appendix contains a 19-item annotated bibliography of further readings. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, High School Students, High Schools, Poetry, Reading Processes, Student Writing Models, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 41714-0015: $11.95 members, $15.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.