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ERIC Number: EJ914392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Comprehending, Composing, and Celebrating Graphic Poetry
Calo, Kristine M.
Reading Teacher, v64 n5 p351-357 Feb 2011
The use of graphic poetry in classrooms is encouraged as a way to engage students and motivate them to read and write poetry. This article discusses how graphic poetry can help students with their comprehension of poetry while tapping into popular culture. It is organized around three main sections--reading graphic poetry, writing graphic poetry, and celebrating/sharing graphic poetry. Teachers are provided with information about why visual literacy is important in today's world as well as information about ways to build students' visual literacy skills, comprehension, and fluency by incorporating graphic poetry into their classrooms. Ideas for developing students' reading skills and strategies are included as well as ideas for writing graphic poetry. The article concludes with ways that teachers and students can celebrate and share graphic poetry including graphic poetry contests, poetry clubs, and poetry Readers' Theatre presentations. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A