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Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom

by Jaime R. Wood

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Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom

Grades 6 – 8
Type Book
Pages 121
Published June 2006
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

Jaime Wood offers middle school English language arts teachers material for teaching poetry by Nikki Giovanni, Li-Young Lee, and Pat Mora; the text includes graphic organizers and other resources.

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Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in 1943.

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 7

Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in 1943.

Using the poem "My First Memory (of Librarians)," students connect memory, their senses, and the language of poetry.

 

Today is World Poetry Day.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 21

Today is World Poetry Day.

Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.

 

Poet and author Pat Mora was born on this day in 1942.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 19

Poet and author Pat Mora was born on this day in 1942.

Students study and write extended metaphors through the use of Pat Mora's book.

 

April is National Poetry Month!

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1

April is National Poetry Month!

Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.