ERIC Number: EJ872816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Off the Shelves: Poetry and Verse Novels for Young Adults
Letcher, Mark, Ed.
English Journal, v99 n3 p87-90 Jan 2010
Of all the material in the English language arts curricula, poetry seems to cause the most consternation among teachers. For a number of teachers, and many students, poetry continues to be a difficult topic to teach and learn. In this article, the author focuses on the ways that young adult literature can help teachers expose their students to witty, worldly, and wonderful poetry. These are books that can be taught in class, or barring that, excerpted or simply recommended for the right readers at the right time. They will bring poetry to life for students, and show them that the genre contains much more than is anthologized in their literature textbooks.
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Textbooks, Young Adults, Teaching Methods, Novels, Poetry, Language Arts, English Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Material Selection, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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