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1 Poetry: Reading & Writing Segue to Writing in Content Areas Dr. Judy BarbourDr. Lucia SchroederDr. Marie FeroEastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 61920Contact:
2 What is a poem? A Definition A poem Rhyme salad Chopped by the word processor,Garnished with pictures,Sprinkled with adjectives,Tossed by a poet-chef.Lettuce, onions, tomatoes, images---Gordon & Bernice Korman, The D-Minus Poems of Jeremy Bloom
3 No Child Left Behind Legislation is a Federal Mandate to Teach -- ComprehensionStrategiesPVocabularyFluencyIntensive vocabulary developmentPhonemic AwarenessPhonicsLanguage
4 How do POETS define a poem? “. . . fireworks, packed carefully and artfully, ready to explode with unpredictable effects” Lilian Moore“ . . .a packsack of invisible keepsakes” Carl Sandburg“. . . Condensed, carefully selected language that explores anything with a fresh eye” Galda, Cullinan & Strickland“”Poetry can involve hearts and heads, evoking feelings and provoking thoughts and ideas about complex social issues.”Fifth graders in Mr. Damico’s class
5 What makes a poem a poem? Uses vivid language Unique viewPoetic devices i.e. metaphor, simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, etcLanguage patternsCreates images in the mindEvokes emotions
6 *intensive & extensive vocabulary *comprehension via noticing details, metaphor, nuisances of language*student interestandenthusiasm
7 poetry reading ←-→ writing ↕ quality writing in content areas
8 Reading & Writing Poetry Develops VocabularyExposure to new wordsExamples of creative descriptionsNovel insights and ideasMultiple encounters
9 The Turkey Shot out of the Oven Jack Prelutsky and rocketed into the air,It knocked every plate off the tableAnd partly demolished a chair.It ricocheted into a cornerAnd burst with a deafening boomThen splattered all over the kitchenCompletely obscuring the room.It stuck to the walls and the windows,it totally coated the floor,there was turkey attached to the ceiling,where there’d never been turkey before.
10 The Turkey Shot out of the Oven Jack Prelutsky It blanketed every appliance,it smeared every saucer and bowl,there wasn’t a way I could stop it,that turkey was out of control.I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,and thought with chagrin as I mopped,that I’d never again stuff a turkeywith popcorn that hadn’t been popped
11 Limericks Oh, there once was a teacher of math Who said, “Length is like measuring a pathTile squares cover topsAnd cubes look like blocksBut volume’s like filling a bath.There once was a teacher of scienceWhose students were full of compliance.Predict and exploreStrive to see moreCuriosity out weighs reliance
12 Fibonacci PrincipleEsbensen, Barbara J (1996) Echoes for the EyeHarperCollins
13 Try It, You’ll Write ItWrite a poem that would include vocabulary new to your studentsA Quatrain has4 lines [not lions]a b a b rhyme scheme is most common; also a b c bThe rain is raining all aroundIt falls on bush and treeIt falls on all the dried out groundAnd on the ships at sea.Thanks, Robert Lewis Stevenson
14 Quatrain Some word ideas might be: energize, cycle, tornado, humid, swirling, clockwise,velocity, muggy, blizzardTry a Quatrain4 lines with a,b,a,b rhyme scheme &Vivid imagery
15 Reading & Writing Poetry Develops ComprehensionOffers exposure to different writing forms and perspectivesInvolves inferring meaningTopicSuccinct quality of poetryEncourages comparing & contrastingTrain of thought
16 Free Verse: Color Doesn’t Matter She took my hand. It wasn’t her color.She eats. It’s not what I eat.But when she laughs, it’s how I laugh.And when she cries, it’s how I cry.And color doesn’t matter.Bruce Scott, Streator, Grade 5
17 I Think This is Where My Real Father Lives It’s near a river.I see a light in one of the rooms.Someone is pulling up the drive way with a car.The chimney is smoking.I see an oak treeIn the back yard.As I get farther and farther away, I see a shadow in the distance, now gone.
18 Three sides that touch each other HaikuTriangle HaikuThree pointy corners,Three sides that touch each otherA beautiful shape.
19 Try It, You’ll Write ItWrite a poem that would require the use of higher level comprehension strategiesHaikuComposed of 3 lines 5 – 7 – 5 syllablesOriginated in JapanTraditionally relates to seasons or natureEncourages inference in order to understandEmphasizes succinct writing, imagery
20 Poetry patterns & rhythms are Haikufive syllablesseven syllablesGolden summer sun Turns glistening green grass, brown and white skin crimson
22 Poetry Patterns ---Diamante Encourage compare and contrast:Noun 1 (N1)2 adjectives for N 13 participles –ing or –ed words for N14 adjectives or nouns to fit N1 and N23 participles –ing or –ed words for N22 adjectives for N2Noun 2
23 Reading & Writing Poetry Increases interest & enthusiasmRhythm and RhymeNoveltyHumorPerformanceTrain of thought
24 Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith. (2004) Science Verse
25 Lobster by Joy N. Hulm He’s upside down and inside out; He’s backwards and he’s sideways.His bones are out; his skin is in;He lives in ocean tide ways.He walks on hairy, spindly legsThat smell and breathe and hear,And scurries backward in retreatWhenever danger’s near.His jaws chew sideways, but his teethAre found inside his tummy;And while he gobbles fishy fare,His feet taste if it’s yummyin Cullinan, Scala, Schroder (1995)Three Voices: An invitation to poetry across the curriculum
26 Games Magazine published this poem by Leigh Mercer A Ratio in RhymeA __ ___, a ______, and a score,plus three ____ the square root of _____, divided by__ ___ , plus ____ times eleven, equals nine ________ and not a bit more.
27 A Ratio in Rhyme A dozen, a gross, and a score, plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, equals nine squared and not a bit more.
29 Seven doesn’t take much time, Even though it is a prime. Here is all you have to do,First times 5, then add times 2!Greg Tang2002The Best of TimesScholastic
30 Words, Words, Words by Mary O’Neill PeriodWhen you come to the end of a written thoughtYou just sign-off with a polka dot.Question MarkSymbol of all I wish I knewPolka dot under a curlicue ?
31 Poetry ←-→ Content Writing Poetry Reading and WritingEmphasize vivid wordsEliminate non-essentials, sentences optionalCreate images, encourage thoughtContent Area WritingEliminate non-essentials,
32 Poetry ←-→ Content Writing For Content Area Writing AddFormat - Introduction, Body, ConclusionConventions: sentences, paragraphsSEGUEFree Verse
33 Free Verse The Eagle The constellation of the Eagle soars in the sky. When I look, it sparkles in my eye. It isas strong as the black hole asit grabs a fish shapein the sky.And then, I say, “Sigh boy, I wish I could fly.”
34 Real Snow from Out of the Dust by K. Hess The dust stopped,and itsnowed.real snow.Dreamy, Christmassnow,gentle,nothing blowing,such calm,like after a fever,wet,clinging to the earth,melting into the dirt,snow.Oh, the grass, and the wheatand the cattle,and the rabbits,and my father will behappy.
35 Free Verse Try it, You’ll Write It Emphasizes creating an image or feeling by using wordsLine breaks provide emphasisSome are lists, some more story-likeNo rhyme schemeNo structured meter
36 Enabling Writers *Stress creating a vivid image for the reader *Immerse students in examples*Modelinclude 1 you wrote, [let them help revise] plan ahead,show and explain your thoughts and writing*Provide ideas – Use realia, brainstorm, respond to discussion, share an incident, a text, adream, a picture
37 Describe this scene or a part of it using free verse. Use your verse as the basis for a descriptive paragraph.
38 Connecting to Writing Return to the Lobster Poem Write a prose description of a lobsterUse vivid language to create the imageSightSoundSmellFeel
39 poetry reading ←-→ writing ↕ quality writing in content areas
40 *intensive & extensive vocabulary Enable*intensive & extensive vocabulary*comprehension via noticing details, metaphor, nuisances of language*student interest and enthusiasm
41 Sources:A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul JaneczkoPoetry Workshop for Middle School by Michelle Ambrosini & Teresa MorretteThree Voices by Cullinen, Scala & SchroderA Jar of Tiny Stars NCTE, ed. B. CullinenSpace Songs by Myra Cohen Livingston