With a Poet:
Inviting Poetry into K-12 Classrooms
2005 pb 160 pages
Item # 546
Read Chapters 7,
Written by a practiced poet and author of many books for
children and adults, this book explores how to write, read,
and teach sixteen poetry forms. Part I of the book offers a
thoughtful, easy-to-read view of how to teach poetry. For
each poetry form, Part II includes: a brief history, characteristics
form, everyday parallels, several
original sample poems,
demonstrations for writing it, and
an extensive bibliography. The
author links poetry to state
standards in an engaging way for
teachers and their students.
Read What Reading rocketsŪ
has to say about this book
I was inspired to write an
about this new book after reading it.
into the mind
with a plethora of poetry forms.
and writing for real purposes.
find the positive power of poetry!
Debbie Diller, Houston, Texas
Educational Consultant and
Literacy Work Stations and Practice with Purpose
Betsy Franco, poet and former
teacher, is the author of over fifty books, including children's picture
books and poetry collections (Mathematickles! and Counting Our Way
to the 100th Day!). She also anthologizes teenage writing ( You Hear
Me, poems and writing by teenage boys; Things I have to Tell You,
poems and writing by teenage girls) and writes professional books for the
classroom. She and her husband line in Palo Alto, California.