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Building Community through Poetry: A Role for Imagination in the Classroom
by Chapman Hood Frazier
|Grades||8 – 12|
Methods such as the circle poem, the "poetic interview," the found poem, and the poetic field trip are just some used by the author to create an atmosphere of mutual support and enable students to initiate "imaginative possibilities."
Frazier, Chapman Hood. "Building Community through Poetry: A Role for Imagination in the Classroom." English Journal 92.5 (May 2003): 65-70.
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