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Poetry Across the Curriculum: An Action Guide for Elementary Teachers Paperback – December 9, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Longwood professional books
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 1 edition (December 9, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205198074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205198078
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,872,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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This is one of the most fabulous books I have ever used. Using poetry across the curriculum can be an excellent motivational tool for elementary students. The concepts can be adapted for use for any subject matter and reading in the content area, e.g., art, English, health, music, science, social studies, human values, and citizenship, etc. The book contains step-by-step mini lesson plans that can be easily implemented. This book is ideal for teaching poetry and using poetry to enhance learning for primary students. The author provides additional resources for use with each cross curriculum activity. The book is not a poetry book--not a poetry book; instead it provides you with ideas, focus, activities, lessons, and topics, etc. It basically shows you how to integrate poetry into various content areas in order to achieve learning goals and objectives.
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