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Practical Materials for the Busy Classroom Teacher

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Life Through Poetry:  Original Poems by Young Adults

Each of the 49  poems has a description (In the Author's Words) by the author of the creative process that produced the poem.  This is a unique characteristic of this book.  "...in the world of the mind/ When pen caresses paper/ And dimensions connect/ In a burst of brilliant thought/ Where the writer's heart is poured,/ Here, anything is possible." - Student Contributor 


Reading Prose...Writing Poetry 
by Mary Nell Willis

Designed for the intermediate/middle level teachers, the book serves as a resource to provide follow-up activities to accompany award-winning literature often read in the classroom.  By using this book, teachers will be able to involve students in authentic reading tasks and follow-up poetry writing activities.


They Rhymed with Their Boots On:  A Teachers Guide to Cowboy Poetry 

This booklet provide teacher with an introduction to a genre of American literature that has existed for over 100 years.  The information includes what cowboy poetry is, how it evolved, and what is going on in the genre today.  Prominent poets, past and present, are discussed, as well as resource suggestions for teachers who would like to introduce their students to cowboy poetry or help them discover it for themselves.



Singing Their Own Songs: Strategies for Writing Poetry  Primary through Middle School
by Millie Muzyka

This book offers strategies for helping students from the primary level through middle level. The activities included in this handbook are intended to spark the fire of creativity in the instructor and student. The activities can be customized to fit the appropriate grade level.




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