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ERIC Number: EJ833890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0502
Poetry Proves to Be Positive in the Primary Grades
Stange, Terrence V.; Wyant, Susan L.
Reading Horizons, v48 n3 p201-214 2008
Learning to read and write and achieve good conduct are crucial in the primary grades. One teacher from a state in the Midwest implemented poetry with her second grade students to guide classroom conduct and improve literacy. This article discusses poetry as a literature genre, the benefits of poetry, and poetry curriculum where children read and write poems, enhancing critical thinking skills. In addition, student feedback, classroom orientation, classroom management, poetry as bibliotherapy, and the teacher's evaluation of poetry and student progress are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Western Michigan University, College of Education. 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Tel: 269-387-3498; Fax: 269-387-6272; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A