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Workshop 3: Teaching Poetry

Materials for Vivian Johnson's Poetry Lesson

Featured Quotation

  • Mary Oliver (from A Poetry Handbook, Fort Washington, PA: Harvest Books, 1995, ISBN: 0156724006) (pdf)

Conference Sheets

Additional Classroom Materials

Sources for Quotations in the Student Packet

  • Atwell, Nancie. Lessons That Change Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002. ISBN: 0867095067
  • Heard, Georgia. For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1989. ISBN: 043508495X
  • Hewitt, Geof. Today You Are My Favorite Poet: Writing Poems With Teenagers. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1998. ISBN: 0867094524
  • Janeczko, Paul. Favorite Poetry Lessons. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1999. ISBN: 0590006185
  • Oliver, Mary. A Poetry Handbook. Fort Washington, PA: Harvest Books, 1995. ISBN: 0156724006

Poems Included in the Student Packet

  • "Foul Shot" by Edwin A. Hoey (from Jerry George, Don Stone, and Faye Ward, On Common Ground, Book 3, Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press/Canada, 1994, ISBN: 0-19-541020-3)
  • "Dreams" by Langston Hughes (from The Dream Keeper, New York: Knopf, 1996, ISBN: 0679883479)
  • "Owl Pellets" by Ralph Fletcher (from I Am Wings: Poems About Love, New York: Atheneum, 1994, ASIN: 0027353958)
  • "postcard from cape cod" by Linda Pastan (from Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998, New York: Norton, W.W. and Company, Inc., 1999, ISBN: 039331927X)
  • "Sam, the Shoe Shop Man" by Cynthia Rylant (from Waiting To Waltz: A Childhood, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. ISBN: 0027780007)
  • "The Tree" by Molly Jordan (reprinted in Nancie Atwell's Lessons That Change Writers)
  • "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks (from Selected Poems, New York: Perennial, 1999, ISBN: 0060931744)

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