ERIC Number: ED480643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Poetry Workshop for Middle School: Activities That Inspire Meaningful Language Learning.
Ambrosini, Michelle; Morretta, Teresa M.
Noting that when students are immersed in reading and writing poetry they benefit from revisions in writing and learn to critically analyze text, this book outlines the ways that poetry workshops can excite students' interest. Chapter 1, "Laying a Foundation for Poetry Workshop" defines poetry workshop and explains its value in the reading and writing classroom. The second chapter, "Getting Started with Poetry Writing" provides initial activities to tap into students' background knowledge of poetry, and the activities in Chapter 3, "Diving into Poetry Writing," provide a plethora of poetry writing activities. The fourth chapter, "Taking the Next Steps With Poetry Writing," highlights what professional writers do, while the fifth and final chapter, "Responding as Poets Outside of Poetry Workshop" is a compilation of poetry writing activities. Eight appendixes contain: a poet's toolbox; mystery slips; an imagery graphic organizer; poems for personal response; professional publishing opportunities; rubric for class poetry book; poetry assessment; and a two-voice poem graphic organizer. Includes 27 references; 30 poetry and literature references; and 7 musical references. (PM)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Poetry, Revision (Written Composition), Student Motivation, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Writing Workshops
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.