ERIC Number: ED432780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Poetry in High School.
Somers, Albert B.
Suggesting that the teaching of poetry must be engaging as well as challenging, this book presents practical approaches, guidelines, activities, and scenarios for teaching poetry in high school. It offers 40 complete poems; a discussion of assessment issues (including authentic assessment); poetry across the curriculum; and addresses and annotations for over 30 websites on poetry. Chapters in the book are (1) Poetry in America; (2) Poetry in the Schools; (3) Selecting Poetry to Teach; (4) Contemporary Poets in the Classroom; (5) Approaching Poetry; (6) Responding to Poetry by Talking; (7) Responding to Poetry by Performing; (8) Poetry and Writing; (9) Teaching Form and Technique; (10) Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Poetry; (11) Teaching Poetry across the Curriculum; and (12) Poetry and the Internet. Appendixes contain lists of approximately 100 anthologies of poetry, 12 reference works, approximately 50 selected media resources, 4 selected journals, and 6 selected awards honoring American poets. (RS)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Class Activities, English Instruction, High Schools, Internet, Poetry, Poets, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 52899-0015: $14.95 members, $19.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.