The Poet's Pen: Writing Poetry with Middle and High School by Betty Bonham Lies

By Betty Bonham Lies

To rhyme or to not rhyme? that is not the one query! An absolute needs to purchase for the beginner and a major asset for any writing instructor, this ebook grants instructions for beginning a poetry writing software after which the instruments to do it. Lies deals functional suggestion on instructing the technical points of poetry, indicates how one can revise paintings and conquer writer's block, and discusses tips to combine poetry writing with different elements of the curriculum. a variety of routines, examples of pupil paintings, an annotated bibliography of assets for extra principles, and a word list of poetic phrases are integrated.

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Shouldn't her success be built upon to help her develop her skills? Through poetry she not only has a chance to understand and articulate her own ideas; she also earns honest praise, and the resulting self-esteem makes her next attempt more promising. Writing poetry can help not only the Jills in our classes. Very often the most academic students write lifeless, pedantic, or dullalthough mechanically correctprose, and they often find it difficult to free themselves of scholastic constraints in order to express their real thoughts and especially their feelings.

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