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ERIC Number: ED455528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 10
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Writing Poetry from Stories.
Rey, Victoria M.
One of the techniques a teacher uses to enable her students to write poems is to use a story as a springboard. Her students read the story of "The Emperor and the Kite" (Yolen, 1991), which tells about Djeow Sew, the daughter of an ancient Chinese emperor. After students engaged in brainstorming the story, they drew Djeow Sew at the beginning and end of the story. Through mapping they discussed how her sad face at the beginning of the story had changed into a happy face at the end. Students then used guided writing strategies to write poems based on the story. The following week they wrote poems based on any story they had read, using the steps for writing poetry that they followed for the first story. A clear understanding of the story can help students stir their imagination, stimulate their creative and critical thinking and widen their vicarious or indirect experiences. The procedures in using a story to write poetry have helped the teacher's students to experience success and gain confidence in creative writing. Several sample student poems are included. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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