Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom
National Council of Teachers of English, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 155 pages
Offers a variety of new approaches to teaching poetry in middle school and high school classrooms, with more than twenty-five activities designed to sharpen students' writing and self-understanding and heighten their awareness of the world around them.
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Writing Modern English Haiku
Songs of Ourselves
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