Why this Poetry Project?
In an age when schools and students are evaluated more and more by standardized test scores, teachers and students might feel inclined to push Poetry to the back burner while they focus on more objective subject matter and quantifiable skills. From my 38 years of teaching experience, I can assert now that Poetry study can help fulfill many of the language arts academic standards. These skills include reading comprehension, critical analysis, words recognition and vocabulary development. When students read and attempt to make sense of new poems, they have to look up words they don’t recognize and use their critical analysis skills to understand a poem’s meaning, tone or mood. Students must be sensitive to context, diction and the sounds of words to understand a poem. This sensitivity to language will help them in other reading and writing pursuits. Students’ attitudes about poetry, including their enjoyment of reading poems and their confidence in their ability to write poems, improved significantly after studying poetry in school. The children are encouraged to be spontaneously creative, using a variety of media and techniques in their learning process: video camera, Internet, YouTube, blogs… An awareness of balance between “learning-teaching” will convey ideas and feelings to say the poem in front of fellows, camera and teacher.
THESE ARE THE FIRST RESULTS OF THE PROJECT THE 16 -11- 2012
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