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ERIC Number: EJ857457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Poetry Goes 2.0
Hamilton, Buffy
Library Media Connection, v28 n1 p26-27 Aug-Sep 2009
Generating excitement about poetry is often a challenge with high school patrons. While some teens have discovered the cathartic and aesthetic qualities of poetry, many have never experienced the joy of poetry. A course the author took in 2003 at The University of Georgia with Dr. JoBeth Allen, "Poetry in the Classroom," ignited a passion for reading, sharing, and teaching poetry. As a high school media specialist, this passion inspired her to develop a poetry collection of classic and contemporary works that will speak to teens. She solicited requests this past spring for students and teachers to volunteer to read original poetry for National Poetry Month @ The Unquiet Library. The original idea was to create podcasts of students and teachers reading their works. However, Jane Pickart, teacher of eleventh grade American literature/composition honors, approached the author in late March and asked if she would be interested in podcasting a few classes reading poems. The classes had been working on writing poetry and were planning on a daylong poetry reading. Of course, she jumped at this wonderful opportunity to collaborate and offered to podcast every class. In this article, the author offers her reflections on the impact of her podcasting efforts on students poetry reading. She also offers several future ideas for making poetry a vital part of a school library media program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia