A commitment to scholastic excellence is a commitment to inventive approach.
The Visiting Author-Poetry program is a fun example of that commitment.
This 30-minute power-point presentation in quick-time format is a unique integrated language arts lesson plan that culminates in offering the steps to have your classroom create their own book of poetry.
It threads the history of poetry through its primal beginnings to the Lyric period, the Renaissance, the Modern Age all the way up to our own contemporary time.
It not only provides a poetry reading from a book written about Hawks by the Author - it provides a blueprint that doesn't just show your students the creative process--it MAKES your students A PART of that process.
Your students will be invited to create a poem together-and then shown how the entire class can make a book together-from concept to publishing-with the author's narration-and your leadership.
The Visiting Author-Poetry program also comes with a detailed outline of the entire plan-a faq on the author-a faq on rhyme styles and a faq on suggested poems by those poets mentioned.
Watch the 4-minute preview and see for yourself.
To challenge a student in a creative, inventive way opens endless doors to the future.