For the Love of Language

For the Love of Language

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All children are natural poets--even those who are academically at-risk. In For the Love of Language, the author illustrates how literacy scaffolds can release the poet within every child. Explore colour, nonsense, and shape poems; modelled poetry, free verse, alliteration, limericks; haiku, argument, alphabet poems; and many more. Each poetry activity provides a description, an easy-to-follow pattern, lead-in activities, and student-written samples.Winner of Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award.Poetry may well be a significant component of the needed curricular reform for these children. ... suggest that most teachers use only that poetry included in basal series that the children read in class, or dutifully read the stilted poems found inanbsp;...

Title:For the Love of Language
Author:Nancy Lee Cecil
Publisher:Portage & Main Press - 1994-01-01


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