ERIC Number: EJ992265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Poems about Sandwich Cookies, Jelly, and Chocolate: Poetry in K-3 Classrooms
McNair, Jonda C.
Young Children, v67 n4 p94-100 Sep 2012
The author had presented a session on poetry at a children's literature conference sponsored by The Ohio State University, and afterward two teachers invited her to come to their school and read poetry. The children emailed their responses to her shortly after she spent the entire day conducting poetry reading sessions at an elementary school in rural Ohio. What is striking about the responses is that the majority of the children indicated that the free verse poem was one of their favorites. This is a bit surprising since research indicates that children tend not to prefer free verse poetry. In this article the author discusses the benefits of sharing poetry with young children and briefly highlights research that examines children's poetry preferences. She also suggests ways to incorporate poetry in early childhood classrooms.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Poetry, Young Children, Reading Aloud to Others, Rural Areas, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Language Arts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio