Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing

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   Order Code: NC201    ISBN : 9780814160237
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By Eileen Murphy Buckley. Harness the excitement of performance to build personal connections both to model poems and students’ own work, and then challenge students to take the poems seriously. This guide boosts critical skills by encouraging students to think of poems as scripts (thinking about persona, analyzing arguments, recognizing emotional shifts), as models for imitation (considering structural devices, rhythm, and other sonic patterns), and as springboards for academic argument (debating how poets shape meaning). Grades 9–12. Index. Bibliography. National Council of Teachers of English. 193 pages. ©2011.

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