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ERIC Number: ED465272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Readers Response Approach to English Poetry Teaching.
Lin, Antonia Hsiu-Chen; Sher, Teresa Hsiang-Jen
This paper describes an elective course at Taiwan's Wen Tzao Ursuline College of Modern Languages, "Concise English Poetry Appreciation and Recitation." The course is based on the reader response approach and targets third year students, leading them into the world of poetry through various stages (traditional nursery rhymes and simple, humorous, and interesting poems). The course highlights poetic structures and topics and uses poetry sharing through student projects and interclass performances. Class activities include creative self-introduction, haiku, a Mother Goose game, and an instant poetry show. Interclass activities include video viewing (e.g., "The Dead Poets Society" and "The Postman"), group sharing and poetry reading, and a poetry contest. Multimedia applications are used to enhance learning. Recommendations for the future include developing a discussion area in which learners can practice writing poems or express their perceptions of a poem; surveying students about their favorite poem of the month; creating a homework area; and promoting portfolios. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan