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Kendra Jerzak

Published on Jul 01, 2020

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Kendra Jerzak

Students are either bored by the format or find poetry pushed too hard by their teachers.

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"Two-thirds of each class have negative or at least ambivalent attitudes towards poetry." Pg. 116

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Poetry Preferences positive

  • Narrative poetry
  • limericks
  • rhyme, rhythem, and sound
  • humor, animals, and things familiar to children
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Poetry PREFERENCES negative

  • free verse
  • haiku
  • nature
  • visual imagery
  • figurative language
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Appreciation for poetry

"teachers must remember, poetry is many things children love." Pg.118

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  • Teachers can relearn to like poetry with proper books and resources.
  • Humor can be the start to gain appreciation and acceptance before moving on to other works.
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Poetry can be songs too.
POetry can be performed with singular, multiple, or group voices.

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Begins with nursery rhymes at young age.

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Poetry can fit into other subjects. My favorite kind of poetry is from WWI soldiers.

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poetry can be concrete (shape of the subject)

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Poetry is a shared experience as it is usually read aloud.

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Evaluation Criteria For Children's POetry

  • According to Joan Glazer: A fresh or original view of the subject presented
  • insight or emotion is shown or felt

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  • Poetic devices and language are used effectively.
  • the voice or persona of the poem appears to be sincere.

Build your own poetry collections with:

  • Anthologies
  • collections
  • poetry picture books
  • verse novels
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Tunnell, M.O., Jacobs, J.S., Young, T.E. Bryan, G. (2019). Children’s literature, briefly. (7th Ed). Pearson, Inc.

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