Write Me a Poem: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry

Write Me a Poem: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry

by Lorraine Wilson




Poet ry plays an important and stimulating role in the writing repertoire of children, but its successful introduction in the classroom is challenging. In Write Me a Poem, Lorraine Wilson shares her enthusiasm, methods, and successful strategies. Children's experience with poetry is usually with rhyming poetry-consequently, when they start to write poetry they frequently sacrifice meaning and sense for rhyme. By exposing children to free verse, many options for self expression are opened to them. Following a sequence of immersion in poetry, of demonstration and modeling, children become comfortable in writing and sharing different types of poetry: poetry which tells a story, poetry which describes, poetry which recounts, poetry which argues a position. They also discover that poetry provides a form for expressing emotions, for using the language of laughter and tears, and for celebrating life.

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ISBN-13: 9780435088231
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 06/20/1994
Pages: 80

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