Monday, April 2, 2012

Resource Books for Teaching Poetry Writing to Children

These professional resources specifically address the teaching of poetry writing with children and young adults. They provide a variety of strategies and perspectives on guiding and evaluating young people’s poetry writing efforts.

The list begins:

Ambrosini, Michelle and Morretta, Teresa. 2003. Poetry Workshop for Middle School. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Burkhardt, Ross. M. 2006. Using Poetry in the Classroom: Engaging Students in Learning. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Collom, Jack and Noethe, Sheryl. 2005. Poetry Everywhere; Teaching Poetry Writing in School and in the Community. Teachers & Writers.

Esbensen, Barbara J. 1995. A Celebration of Bees; Helping Children to Write Poetry. New York: Henry Holt.

Franco, Betsy. 2005. Conversations With a Poet: Inviting Poetry into K-12 Classrooms. Richard C. Owen.

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