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ERIC Number: ED447506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Writing Poetry in Ongoing Science Units of Study.
Ediger, Marlow
In school, writing may be emphasized across the curriculum. There is a plethora of kinds of written work for students to be engaged in when studying science lessons and units. Poetry writing may be an excellent way for students to reveal what has been learned in a science unit. Many good poems dealing with science information are collected in anthologies for teachers to use. The teacher needs to read aloud to students selected science subject matter poems and encourage these learners to write poems for ongoing units and for personal enjoyment. Poetry chosen for oral reading needs to be on the developmental level of learners, and it needs to capture their interest. A bulletin board with illustrations and related poetry will stimulate interest in the writing of poetry dealing with science. Several examples of poems--couplets, quatrains, limericks, and haiku--serve to show how students can write rhymed verse with a scientific theme. In writing poetry, the teacher should follow guidelines and principles of learning. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A