Want to get students excited about repeated readings of poetry to build fluency? Try "Poetic Mini-Dramas," a fun, multi-sensory way to enliven rereadings.
Want students to write their own poetry? Try lifting lines or phrases from poems for them to "write off of." You'll be amazed at how this simple strategy inspires students to write! They love comparing and contrasting their completed poems with those of the original poet. Higher-order conversation abounds!
Want to teach grammar in a meaningful, research-backed way without meaningless worksheets and torture? Try sentence play using sentence completions, sentence rearranging, sentence mash-ups and sentence expansion. This product details how to engage your students in each of these--the work is highly interactive and actually fun!
I use the book "Winter Eyes" by Douglas Florian to model the strategies. However, the strategies are universal and can be used with any poetry you love.
USE MORE POETRY! YOUR STUDENTS WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT!
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