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Uses of Poetry in the classroom

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· Advantages

. Different points of view
. Share opinions
. Get to know your students Dolores Cuesta Rodríguez
Rocío Reus Lara
Irene Rodríguez Merlos Poetry in the classroom I. INTRODUCTION
. Teachers :
. Creative
. New materials
. New resources
- Improve the way we teach Poetry in the classroom Improve learning process
Language Scaffolding
Vocabulary
Creativity
Sensitivity
Motivation Poetry in the classroom TRADITION:

To study poetry because of their famous authors

To memorize verses, meaning, rhythm patterns...

To force students to study them by heart Uses of Poetry in the Classroom Poetry in the classroom Dead Poets Society Videos: Poetry to encourage imagination development in learners "A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving in a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore..."
John Keats Poetry to encourage imagination development in learners Traditional information:

- Metric

-Literary figures Valuable information:

- Opinion

- Thoughts Boredom Creativity Poetry to encourage imagination development in learners Get Creative! 1. Choose a feeling:
Happiness :-D Anger >:-(
Sadness :`-( Jealousy :-W
Love <3 Hate X-( 2. Choose a sense:
Taste Touch
Sight Smell
Hearing Poetry as a tool to promote debate between the students Poetry as a tool to promote debate between the students Poetry to promote the relationship between learners and language as a mean of expression Choosing the right poem:

- Age

- Language level

- Background I'm working on a poem that's so true,
I can't show it to anyone.

I could never show it to anyone.
Because it says exactly what I think, and what I think scares me.

Sometimes it pleases me.Usually it brings misery.

And this poem says exactly what I think.
What I think of myself, what I think of my friends, what I think about my lover.

Exactly. Poetry as a tool to promote debate Poetry as a tool to deal with unseen topics to help them not to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable: Love: It would help them to express themselves, or to feel identified with the author's feelings Death: It would help to understand the "dark side of life". Deal with these topics as something natural. Poetry to promote the relationship between learners and language as a mean of expression Emotional Changes POETRY Expression of feelings Discovery of Love Poetry to promote the relationship between learners and language as a mean of expression Working with form: Nursery rhymes It's raining, Working with form: Nursery rhymes Betty Botter bought some butter, but, she said, the butter’s bitter; Examples of poems Creative writing
Emotional Intelligence Learning Limerick Acrostic poem Shape poem Haiku Examples of Poems 1. Haiku

Little butterflies (5 syllables) - Japanese poetry
- Structure: 3 verses without rhyme
- Nature topics Examples of poems Haiku In the coolness
of the empty sixth-month sky...
the cuckoo’s cry. I walk across sand And find myself blistering In the hot, hot heat As the wind does blow Across the street, I see the Buds blooming in May Falling to the ground I watch a leaf settle down In a bed of brown. Working with haikus at class http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/printouts/30697_haiku.pdf An useful worksheet: Examples of poems 2. Acrostic Poem Shines brightly
Up in the sky
Nice and warm on my skin - First letters describe the topic.
- Free rhyme pattern. Examples of poems 2. Acrostic poem Examples of poems 2. Acrostic poems Worksheets: Working in class with Acrostic Poems.

http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/acrostic.htm

http://www.theteachersguide.com/poetryworksheets.htm Examples of poems 3. Shape poem IDEAL -> BALANCE THEORY AND PRACTICE - Shape refers to the topic.
- Free rhyme pattern. Examples of poems 4. Limerick There once was a young girl named Jill. (7-10 syllables)
Who was scared by the sight of a drill. (7-10 syllables)
She brushed every day (5-7 syllables)
So her dentist would say, (5-7 syllables)
“Your teeth are so perfect; no bill.” (7-10 syllables) - 5 verses poem
- Rhyme pattern: AABBA Examples of poems 4. Limerick Worksheet: Working with Limericks in class.

http://es.scribd.com/doc/24623524/Limericks-Worksheet Our conclusions Poetry is not something to memorize, but rather it is an enjoyable way to share students' experiences and feelings with others. It's pouring He went to bed and he bumped his head And couldn't get up in the morning Floating over the flowers (7 syllables) Spring is beginning. (5 syllables) if I put it in my batter it will make my batter bitter, but a bit So she bought a bit of butter better than her bitter butter, and she put it in her batter and the batter was not bitter. So ’twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter. of better butter will make my batter better. The old man is snoring
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