Poetry is a powerful teaching tool. Its diversity of uses multiplies as you become more familiar with the methods of presenting poetry for understanding and enjoyment. Poetry will help you catch the children’s interest and increase their enthusiasm for words. The methods found in Poetic Concoctions will challenge: the bright child, the average child, the bilingual child frustrated with English, the upper elementary child struggling with reading strategies, beginning reading students needing predictability and patterns, and primary students working below grade level. The exercises in Poetic Concoctions can be used by the teacher to: provide for the enjoyment and understanding of poetry, extend writing enthusiasm, and reinforce vocabulary and meaning.
The content of this 64-page workbook includes: Teacher Guide, Introduction to the Ingredients of a Poem, Looks and Sounds Like a Poem, Stanzas, Rhythm, Repetition, Tickling Your Imagination, Rhyming, Insights and Explorations, Sharing With Poetry Presentation and Answer Sheets.