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Transcript of Poetry

Poetry: Endless Opportunities February 23, 2011 Web sites:


William Stafford on reading a poem:
• title first
• title again
• sometimes the last line of the stanza
• read through the stanzas
• re-read
• more re-reading (if needed)
• read title again
• dictionary for unknown vocabulary
• read again
• aaaaaahhhhhhhhh
• write down words & phrases Recommended Books:

Flesichman, P. (2004). Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. HarperCollins.

Flynn, N. & McPhillips, S. (2000). A Note Slipped Under the Door: Teaching from Poems We Love. Stenhouse.

Grandits, J. (2004). Technically, It's Not My Fault:
Concrete Poems. Sadnpiper.

http://teenink.com http://www.poemhunter.com/poets/ http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/ http://www.webenglishteacher.com/poetryslam.html Strategy for reading and writing poetry:
Listen to four poems
Read the four poems
Choose one line and respond.
This poem reminds me of...
One word, the heart of this poem, why this word?
What question does your poem seem to answer? What argument does this poem make?
In groups, share your answers.
Write a poem "in the spirit of this poem." Reflect and write on:
How do you read a poem?
What do you notice in poems?
What strategies do you use? Strategy for writing poetry:
Offer poem titles and
phrases from poems. Mirror by Allison H.
I look in the mirror.
see my reflection.
I find fear,
terror in thinking what could
be behind me.
Light comes through the door,
the glass has broken.
My hand is injured
Blood is everywhere.
Screams from my mom.
Silence from within. Paschen, E. & Mosby, R. P. (2001). Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work from Tennyson to Plath. Sourcebooks MediaFusion

The Daily Spark (2004). The daily Spark, Poetry: Warm-Up Activities. Sparknotes.

Stafford, W. (1998). The Way It Is: New & Selected Poems. Graywolf Press.
http://www.rhymezone.com/ Values by Trent Y.
I feel like my world is corrupt.
Tainted by the things that ruin lives.
I live by a code to keep me moving forward,
Only to be taunted by short-term pleasures.

I hear life is best
when you have a plan.
I wait for the people
see, the ones with values
is the one who succeeds.
Write down as many ways you can
think of to explore poetry with your students. Concrete poetry Poetry Workshop Poetry Group Project Chain Poem Odes playful poetry Oregon poetry http://literacyliteracyliteracy.wikispaces.com/CI+548%2C+ASM%2C+Language+Arts%2C+Winter%2C+2011 Poetry Dog Tags Poetry Flash Cards Game
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