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Re: [Teacher-talkhswriters] Linda Williams' poetry lessons

From: Linda W. <blewd_at_neo.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 22:24:28 -0400
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Hi. We have been off again this week, so we haven’t been able to delve in much. We really only had 2 or 3 class sessions about poetry. We did, however, discuss the meaning of the words “diverged” and “jocund.” I hope to do more next week.
    I thought I would try the activity in which you deconstruct an essay, but I want to do it on the sentence level, cutting apart a paragraph.
    Has anyone tried reading any other books with their classes? I have access to short versions of Huck Finn and Red Badge of Courage and The Jungle Book. What do others do to obtain books? Doo you download and copy?
    In the past, I have read “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and then we have written similar stories. Sometimes we change them to Wonderful, Excellent, Very Good Days.
    Time is drawing short, people want to test, and I totally agree that there is so much to do and so little time in which to do it.
Linda W.

From: Knall, Katherine
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 2:16 PM
To: mailto:teacher-talkhswriters_at_learner.org
Subject: [Teacher-talkhswriters] Linda Williams' poetry lessons

Linda,

It seems you have done quite a bit with poetry. Do you have a sense that this can help students “stretch” their writing – in terms of vocabulary and word choice, thinking more deeply about their writing, motivating and engaging them? Other insights?

 

Kathy Knall

Researcher/trainer, SW ABLE Resource Center

444 W. 3rd. St. Room 6130

Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937-512-5364

FAX: 937-512-3434

 

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