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Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

by Dorothy S. Strickland and Michael R. Strickland

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Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Grades K – 8
Type Journal
Published March 1997
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



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.


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