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The Poetry Experience

Choosing and using poetry in the classroom

by Larry Swartz & Sheree Fitch

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This playful 32-page flip book explores all aspects of poetry — from guidelines and an overview of poetic forms to Top Ten lists of various poetry favorites. Created by two remarkable poets and educators, The Poetry Experience brings Sheree and Larry’s infectious and effective style to a topic that is often challenging for students and teachers alike. They argue that poetry is a powerful, personal medium and offer strategies for
defining poetry so that students can reflect and determine what poetry means to them. From questions and short activities to full classroom events, this engaging book focuses on both reading and writing poetry, and on experiencing poetry both on the page and read aloud. Extensive lists of poets and books ensure that every reader will find personal favorites to celebrate.

This handy resource includes reproducible masters that feature a poetry timetable for the classroom, ten questions to ask about any poem, an observation checklist for teachers, and a personal poetry inventory for students.

About the Authors

Larry Swartz

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Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy As It Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.

Visit her at: shereefitch.com

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Age:
18 to 100
Grade:
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The Poetry Experience: Choosing and Using Poetry in the Classroom

This book explores all aspects of poetry — from an overview of poetry genres to the Top Ten lists of various poetry favourites. This short and accessible resource includes strategies for writing, reading and responding to all forms of poetry.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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