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Poetry on the Screen
by Linda D. Labbo
|Grades||3 – 5|
Can a classroom computer be made to behave in poetic ways? What is the difference between poetry encountered on the page and on the screen? Can educators use computers to create poetry experiences that make us and our students laugh or cry or wonder or turn the page (or link to another screen) until we find a poem that sings the tune we wish to hear? The author explores all these issues and makes practical suggestions for using technology to enhance the love of poetry.
Labbo, L.D. (2004, November). Poetry on the Screen. The Reading Teacher, 58(3), 308–311. doi: 10.1598/RT.58.3.9
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students identify similes in poetry and gain experience in using similes as a poetic device in their own work.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
What do your students think about each other? Find out as you teach them the concepts of acrostic poems and challenge them to write an uplifting acrostic about a classmate.