April 2007 CNP Teaching Ideas
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Keywords: Middle, Secondary
Meaningful English: Motivating Language Learners (as Well as English Speakers) through Poetry Writing
The playful approach offered in these two activities for middle school and high school levels puts students at ease and creates a comfortable classroom atmosphere for reading and writing.
Handout 1: Writing Tips for Playing with the Language of Poetry
This handout accompanies "Meaningful English: Motivating Language Learners (as Well as English Speakers) through Poetry Writing" by Ingrid Wendt.)
Handout 2: Recommended Spanish/English Bilingual Poetry Books
Handout 3: Scaffolding Help
Handout 4: Going Beyond: Follow-Up Poetry Activities
I Remember: A Poetry Exercise
John S. O’Connor
This engaging memory-poem activity for upper middle school and high school students can serve as a stand-alone exercise or a warm-up to a longer writing assignment.
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