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ERIC Number: EJ1062018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1521-7779
The Synergy of Poetry and Content Areas: Reading Poetry across the Curriculum
Salas, Laura Purdie; Wong, Janet; Bentley-Flannery, Paige; Hahn, Mary Lee; Jules, Jacqueline; Mordhorst, Heidi; Vardell, Sylvia
Journal of Children's Literature, v41 n1 p48-53 Spr 2015
Poetry can enhance all content areas. This article shares highlights from the 2014 CLA Master Class focused on using poetry in math, science, social studies, the arts, and physical education/movement. Presenters and participants read poems, asked questions, and engaged in lively discussions about using poetry to enhance all content areas. Chair Laura Purdie Salas and Co-chair Janet Wong, both poets, organized the 2014 CLA Master Class, "Reading Poetry Across the Curriculum," which featured two teacher educators, three current or former classroom teachers, a professor of children's literature, and one librarian (several of them children's poets as well). The speakers enthusiastically shared ideas for engaging students in poetry and putting poems to work in all content areas. They shared sample poems, favorite teaching tips, and connections between content areas to show how poetry can be not only art but also a real workhorse in terms of helping educators meet standards and mandates. Each year, the Master Class is an exciting opportunity to learn from teacher educators and classroom teachers as they share strategies and resources for successful children's literature instruction. This article is a brief look at some of the information that was shared at the 2014 event.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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