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Poetry and the Meaning of Life

Reading and Writing Poetry in Language Arts Classrooms

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Poetry and the Meaning of Life by David Ian Hanauer
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A poem can explain the inexplicable and express the unexpressed. This is how reading poetry enhances understanding and writing poetry helps students say things that they could not say in any other way. And it's why David Hanauer believes that poetry deserves to play a central role in classroom literacy programs. In Poetry and the Meaning of Life, David explains how teachers can use poems to help students understand and express important thoughts, feelings, and experiences. He does this by discussing theories of reading and writing, and by relating these to vignettes that demonstrate how real teachers in real classrooms have used poetry to put these theories into practice -- with emergent and beginning readers, with mature readers, and with English language learners. The book concludes with a clarion call to teachers to use the transformative power of poetry to encourage their students to search out the meaning in their own lives.

Author Biography

David Ian Hanauer
Release date NZ
April 22nd, 2004
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
Pippin Publishing Corporation
Pages
96
Dimensions
153x228x6
ISBN-13
9780887511066
Product ID
2251988

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