Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom by John S. O'Connor
Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom
Author: John S. O'Connor
Title: Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom
ISBN10: 0814158196
ISBN13: 978-0814158197
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers; 1 edition (November 3, 2004)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1775 kb
Size epub: 1667 kb
Rating: 3.5 ✪
Votes: 263
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
O'Connor has taught English for 18 years in a wide variety of settings, and at every level from sixth grade to college; he currently teaches at a high school outside Chicago. He offers a number of ways that teachers can use students' personal life experiences to help students become less afraid and more comfortable with poetry, see how poetry writing and performance connect their lives, and understand how poetry can enrich their lives. Designed for use in middle and high school classrooms, the text features some 30 professional poetry models and 80-plus poetry models from students in the author's classroom. No subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)