Poetry Goes to School

From Mother Goose to Shel Silverstein

Learn how to create a "culture of poetry" that demonstrates the power of words and strengthens the language lives of children. Poetry Goes to School is a comprehensive resource for teachers who want to fill their classrooms with poetry. The authors have expanded the territory covered in their previous book, Mother Goose Goes to School. In this rich collection, they have gathered and classified a remarkable collection of poetry and teaching strategies into a meaningful, manageable program.

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Learn how to create a "culture of poetry" that demonstrates the power of words and strengthens the language lives of children. Poetry Goes to School is a comprehensive resource for teachers who want to fill their classrooms with poetry. The authors have expanded the territory covered in their previous book, Mother Goose Goes to School. In this rich collection, they have gathered and classified a remarkable collection of poetry and teaching strategies into a meaningful, manag...read more

About the Author(s)

Bob is a graduate of Hamilton Teacher's College and McMaster University and has experience working in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary classrooms as a teacher, language arts consultant, arts coordinator, governments education officer, and lecturer.

David Booth is Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than twenty-five years he has worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Creating a Poetry Classroom
1. The Patterns in Poems
2. Poetry as Wordplay
3. Mother Goose's Family
4. Painting Images with Words
5. Hearing Voices
6. Uncovering the Stories
7. Exploring Games and Ceremonies
8. Responding Through Poetry
Appendix
Professional Reading
Acknowledgments
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 96 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Item No: 8161Item No: 8840Item No: B161
ISBN: 978-155138-161-9ISBN: 978-155138-840-3ISBN: 978-15513B-161-9

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