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Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection
by Dorothy S. Strickland and Michael R. Strickland
|Grades||K – 8|
Offers a conceptual framework for building language awareness through the reading of poetry, encouraging children to reflect on language in interesting and powerful ways. Provides an instructional model for constructing literature-based experiences in the classroom.
Strickland, Dorothy S., and Michael R. Strickland. "Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection." Language Arts 74.3 (March 1997): 201-205.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students often find poetry frustrating and meaningless. By helping students think critically about the differences between poetry and prose, this introduction sets the stage for different strategies for comprehending poetic texts.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
This unit introduces students to a variety of poetic forms and elements, as they compile their own collections of poetry.