This resource book shows how to use poetry writing as a medium to teach and reinforce structure, parts of speech and punctuation, as well as other grammar and writing conventions. The paperback edition is a resource book that shows teachers how to use poetry writing as a medium to teach and reinforce structure, vocabulary, parts of speech, and punctuation, as well as other grammar and writing conventions. Appropriate for any age or fluency level, the book can be used by ESL, foreign language, or bilingual teachers as an adjunct to their writing program. The book contains 25 easy-to-follow, self-contained lessons, each with poetry models and sample poems written by students of various ages and linguistic backgrounds. The simple patterns in this book will encourage students to express their own ideas creatively and accurately.
Contents: 1: Acrostic; 2: Adjective poem; 3: Adjective placement poem; 4: Adverb poem; 5: Alphabet poem; 6: Beginnings and endings poem; 7: Biopoem; 8: Blotz poem; 9: Catalog poem; 10: Cinquain; 11: Color metaphor poem; 12: Contrast poem; 13: Countdown poem; 14: Days-of-the-week poem; 15: Diamante; 16: Five senses poem; 17: Haiku; 18: Hero poem; 19: I am poem; 20: I like poem; 21: I wish poem; 22: Phrase poem; 23: Preposition poem; 24: Simile poem; 25: Who-what-where-when-why-how poem