ERIC Number: ED459464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
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Teaching Selected Poems from Jim Wayne Miller's "The Brier Poems."
All lessons in this unit of study are designed to introduce some of the basic elements of poetry (simile, metaphor, alliteration, sensory language, etc.) while exposing students to a realistic slice of Appalachian life. Appropriate grade levels and a time frame are suggested, and relevant Virginia Standards of Learning are outlined in the unit. Necessary materials are also cited, and teacher's notes are provided. The unit contains seven lessons (using seven poems): (1) "Fish Story"; (2) "A House of Readers"; (3) "Skydivers"; (4) "Winter Days"; (5) "The Brier Breathing"; (6) "The Brier Losing Touch with His Traditions"; and (7) "The Trade." Lessons in the unit contain a procedure for the teacher to follow and extension activities. Also provided are assessment/evaluation ideas. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Figurative Language, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Poetry, Units of Study
For full text: http://www.ferrum.edu/applit/Lessons/BrierPoemsLP.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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