ERIC Number: ED461834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Tiger Lilies, Toadstools, and Thunderbolts: Engaging K-8 Students with Poetry.
Tiedt, Iris McClellan
How can poetry be taught in a way that will capture students' imaginations and inspire them to enjoy poetry's rhythms and rhymes? This book presents a fresh approach that will stir young learners' creative spirits and bring an unusual level of personal engagement to the classroom experience. The book contains a myriad of teaching ideas that can be adapted to different levels of ability and interest. It is designed to be a comprehensive resource that combines background information about teaching poetry and a variety of learning activities to help create a classroom that invites positive experiences with poetry and encourages students not only to learn more about poetry, but also to appreciate it. Each chapter contains ideas suitable for engaging K-8 students with poetry in exciting ways. The activities described throughout the book are presented in an appendix of 22 reproducible lesson plans, which outline expected outcomes, step-by-step directions, and assessment possibilities. Many full-length poems, songs, and useful parts of poems are reproduced in the book so that teachers may try the suggested activities and lessons immediately. A list of additional resources for using poetry in the classroom is also included. (Contains approximately 350 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Poetry
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($25.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.