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

From: Linda W. <blewd_at_neo.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:52:37 -0400
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Thanks for the info. I have used the Beginnings books. And I have marked favorite stories that I share. I was referring to books by famous authors that the students were supposed to imitate. I was wondering if people get multiple copies of the books, or do they copy certain sections?
Linda

From: Dianna Baycich
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 5:12 PM
To: 'Discussion list for DEVELOPING WRITERS'
Subject: Re: [Teacher-talkhswriters] Linda Williams' poetry lessons

The Beginnings books are good places to get stories for students to read. And those stories may be inspirational for your students and prompt them to write stories of their own. The Beginnings books are available on-line at http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Pubs/beginnings.html or if you let me know which volumes you want and how many, we can send them to you.

Dianna

 

From: teacher-talkhswriters-bounces_at_learner.org [mailto:teacher-talkhswriters-bounces_at_learner.org] On Behalf Of Linda W.
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 10:24 PM
To: Discussion list for DEVELOPING WRITERS
Subject: Re: [Teacher-talkhswriters] Linda Williams' poetry lessons

 

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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