Chapter 8 Poetry n Presented By: n Molly Brady n Lakitia Middlebrook n Michelle Lammers n Elizabeth Gooden
Value of Poetry For Children n Poetry provides children with knowledge about concepts in the world around them. n Poetry encourages children to appreciate language and expand their vocabularies. n Poetry grants insights into themselves and others.
What is Poetry? n There is no single definition of poetry. n Some definitions specify the characteristics of poetry, including the poetic elements and the functions of words. n Other definitions emphasize the emotional impact of poetry. n Importance of original combination words,distinctive sounds,emotional impact and visual elements.
Characteristics of Poems Children Prefer. n Children enjoy contemporary poems more than traditional poems. n Children prefer poems that deal with familiar and enjoyable experiences and poems that tell a story. n The forms of poetry children most prefer are narrative poems and limericks which contain humor,are nonsensical and about familiar experiences or animals.
Continued…………. n Forms of poetry children dislike are haiku and free verse.
Criteria for Selecting Poetry n Lively Poems n Poems for young children n Sharply cut visual images and words n Simple stories n Selected Poems n Effective Poems n Subject Matter n Good Poems
Elements of Poetry n Rhythm n Rhyme and other sound patterns n Repetition n Imagery n Shape
Forms of Poetry n Lyric Poetry n Narrative Poetry n Ballads n Limericks n Concrete Poems n Haikue
Poems and Poets n Nonsense and Humor -Edward Lear -Lewis Carrol -Laura E. Richards -Shel Silverstein -Jack Prelutsky -William Jay Smith -John Ciardi -N.M Bodecker
Nature Poems n Robert Frost n Aileen Fisher n Byrd Baylor n Paul Fleischman
Characters,Situations and Locations n Myra Cohn Livingston n Valerie Worth n David McCord
Moods and Feelings n Langston Hughes n Cynthia Rylant
Involving Children in Poetry n Listening to poetry n Moving to poetry
Dramatizing Poetry n Creative dramatizing is one way to enhance children’s enjoyment of the situations found in poetry. n Poems that can be used for dramatizations
Developing Choral Speaking Encouragement Guidelines *when selecting material for children who cannot read,choose poems or rhymes that are simple to memorize. *choose material or interest to the child *select poems or nursery rhymes that use refrains. *let children help select and interpret poetry *let children listen to each other as they try different interpretations within groups.
Arrangements for Choral Speaking n Refrain Arrangement n Line Arrangement n Dialogue Arrangement n Cumulative Arrangement n Unison Arrangement n Tone Arrangement
Writing Poetry n Motivation n Oral exchange of ideas n Transcription n Sharing n Post-transcription
Forms of Poetry n Nonsense limericks n Cinquains n Diamente
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