From the Back Cover
This book was originally printed and distributed to teachers by the School District of Philadelphia before becoming a printed book. The author is well-known throughout the Mid-Atlantic region from the numerous workshops he has given. He was awarded a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry in 1990. His poetry has been published in national poetry magazines and has aired on National Public Radio broadcasts. His three volume set of poetry, The Woodworks, is available on audio cassette . Filled with dozens of ready-to-use lesson plans spanning the entire standard elementary curriculum, this resource offers imaginative w riting exercises matched to content area and grade level. Each content-area chapter clearly defines the purpose of the material and provides step-by-step instructions for using the lesson plans to achieve the purpose. From art and music to science and math, each content area receives thoughtful coverage with clear explanations of the instructional goals behind each writing exercise. The step-by-step exercises are curriculum based, and the lesson plans are spelled out in detail. Elementary Classroom Teachers. A Longwood Professional Book.