RE 5040 Fall 2011
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poetry intervention
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:23

I had never really thought of using it either until MaryBeth found the article about the Poetry Academy the teacher used in her classroom. I was very pleased not only did it help the students but they enjoyed it. To be honest I did too I loved reading the poems with them and having fun talking about the different topics. They loved the humorous poems!
I am getting ready to do a unit in reading on poetry and I intend to use this with more of my students during this time. I am excited to see how it turns out. I am going to try it as part of our guided reading groups.
Poetry also has that natural rhythm to it which I never really thought about. It almost forces the kids to pay attention to their pacing and phrasing in a natural manner. If they don't they realize it doesn't sound correct especially if you model it first. Poetry lends itself well to fluency.

  • Response to Poetry - beasleycm, Wed Nov 23 10:53
    I liked the topic of your research and your intervention. I didn't think about poetry as an intervention, but I would like to try it in my classroom. I think it would be a great way to work on... more
    • poetry intervention - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:23
    • response to poetry - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 16:39
      The neat thing about poetry is you can use all genres-ficiton, fantasy, nonfiction, etc...and be working on fluency as well! You cn also be learning about new things with poetry, too!
    • using poetry - Ruth Ann Timmons, Wed Nov 30 01:31
      I agree that using poetry is often overlooked as an intervention but kids enjoy it so. I can imagine students might be more willing to try reading poems, even ones above their reading level, simply... more
    • re: response to poetry - MaryBeth, Thu Nov 24 14:33
      Thanks! I would encourage you to give poetry a try. Our model didn't take more than about 5 minutes per group to implement, so it's something that is very easy to use in the classroom when you have a ... more
      • Poetry - Marlee Wright, Tue Nov 29 22:44
        You know, I don't use poetry in my class nearly as often as I should - and your research project makes me think that I need to make a greater effort to incorporate it regularly. As I listened to your ... more
        • re:Poetry - MaryBeth, Wed Nov 30 10:19
          When I was a Title I teacher, I used several Mother Goose rhymes with my Kindergartners and first graders and they just loved them. We would focus on one rhyme (or poem) a week and would only spend a ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011