Poems Are Teachers

How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres

Ranked #46 in Studying

"Poems wake us up, keep us company, and remind us that our world is big and small, And too, poems teach us how to write. Anything." Amy Ludwig VanDerwater explains in Poems Are Teachers.
This is a practical book designed for every classroom teacher. Each lesson exploration includes three poems, one by a contemporary adult poet and two by students in grades 2 through 8, which serve as models to illustrate how poetry teaches writers to:

find ideas choose perspective and point of view structure texts play with language craft beginnings and endings choose titles....

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