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ERIC Number: EJ810881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Between Me and the World: Teaching Poetry to English Language Learners
Saito, Andrew
Teaching Artist Journal, v6 n3 p197-208 Jul 2008
Many people may question the value of teaching poetry in public schools, particularly when it yields no "marketable" skills, and standardized testing and the government funding connected to test scores increasingly determine classroom curriculum. While poetry may seem like "fluff" next to math and history, poetry actually serves as a very effective teaching tool, particularly in an ESL environment. In this article, the author reflects on his experiences teaching poetry writing to English language learners. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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