ERIC Number: ED454550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-23
Using Poetry To Build Community in a Diverse Third Grade Classroom.
This research project studied the effects of using poetry to build community in a diverse third grade classroom. Eight poetry activities were taught twice a week for 6 weeks to a class of 23 students. More than half of the students who took part in this study were English Language Learners and several students had special needs. Poetry brought these students together in their classroom and increased their social relationships inside and outside the classroom. This research project demonstrates how activities, teaching methods, and classroom environments focused on poetry helped build community in a classroom where students were trying to belong. (Contains 25 references and 28 figures representing students poems, poetry writing activity forms, example poems, and survey results. Appendixes contain sociogram data, thank you cards, and a letter to next year's teacher.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A