ERIC Number: EJ774537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 24
The Poetry Cafe Is Open! Teaching Literary Devices of Sound in Poetry Writing
Kovalcik, Beth; Certo, Janine L.
Reading Teacher, v61 n1 p89-93 Sep 2007
A six-week long intervention that introduced second graders to poetry writing is described in this article, ending in a classroom "poetry cafe" culminating event. This article details the established classroom "writing workshop" structure and environment and the perceptions and observations of how students responded to the instruction. Four poetry writing minilessons on rhymed verse, repetition, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and collaborative poetry are highlighted. Poetry trade books were used as models. An intervention used to meet the needs of a struggling writer is explained. Finally, the article showcases the celebratory "Kovalcik Cafe" where second graders read aloud their published works to family and friends.
Descriptors: Grade 2, Literary Devices, Intervention, Writing Workshops, Poetry, Class Activities, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Cooperative Learning, Color, Creative Thinking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 2
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