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Teaching Poetry Writing In The Primary Grades, Staci Cramer-Wilkinson Jan 2011

Teaching Poetry Writing In The Primary Grades, Staci Cramer-Wilkinson

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This project examines the use of poetry to teach writing and the impact this instruction has on the primary classroom. The purpose of this project is to explore poetry instruction, examine how it has traditionally been taught, and provide professional development to classroom teachers that focuses on the effective use of poetry instruction in the classroom. The professional development sessions include Power Point presentations, small and large group discussions, and practical classroom application. Benefits and challenges of poetry instruction are also provided.