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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Here's a good article on poetry from a well established teacher. - courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief


How one teacher excites his students about poetry
Students can get excited about poetry, fourth-grade teacher Gregory Webster writes in this blog post. Webster writes that he built upon his students' enthusiasm for authors Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein, comparing their fun, rhyming schemes, reading a Silverstein poem daily and finally sharing his own favorite poem by Robert Frost. The key, according to Webster, is motivating students and sharing your own enthusiasm with them. Edutopia.org/Gregory Webster's blog (7/5)Bookmark and Share