Tuesday, May 14, 2013

News at Eleven (Back Page): "I think it would be a great idea

if you could really do it. And then you get into the year and you realize there's so many things we need to teach our kids --we need to be improving their spelling, their grammar, their usage in writing. We need to be looking at the voice of the writer, their tone, the organization of pieces and reading is a whole other context," [Laura] Foley explained.

All of that made reading a poem a day unworkable. But even if it's not every day, Foley says poetry is an invaluable part of her curriculum for a couple of reasons.  First, middle and high school can be an emotional minefield and Foley says writing poetry can be a safe way for teens to vent their feelings.

from Vermont Public Radio: Vermont Reads: Where Poetry Goes To Die
then Vermont Public Radio: Vermont Reads: The Sound And Feel Of Poetry
then Vermont Public Radio: Vermont Reads: Poetry's Role In Learning To Read


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