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Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom

by John S. O'Connor

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Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom

Grades 7 – 12
Type Book
Pages 155
Published November 2004
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

O'Connor offers new approaches to teaching poetry in middle and high school with more than 25 writing activities that can constitute an entire course or work as individual lessons.

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