Poetry Night at the High School
Can Poetry Matter?
written by Dana Goia,
Poet & former chair for
National Endowment for the Arts
~ applauding the many benefits
of poetry & literacy
~ one of his dreams is for poetry to once again
regain a place
in the common culture
~ he founded
"Poetry Out Loud"
the National High School
Poetry Recitation contest
What Is Poetry on Parade
An approach for teaching children to:
~ memorize & recite poems
~ read, learn, & understand information
~ write poetry
Click "What Is It?" button for more info
"POETRY ON PARADE"
"The Difference Between a Single Flower
& a Field of Sunflowers!"
Quote by Lori Ruhlman
Why Put Poetry at the Heart of Curriculum
Poetry can teach so MUCH:
~ higher level language structures
~ content area information from science to social studies to math & health
~ all forms of English lessons about grammar & punctuation
~ helps with reading & fluency
~ refining memorization skills
~ public speaking
This immersion in poetry approach can lead to very strong & remarkable
poems from 3rd graders!
Memorizing & Reciting Poetry
can start early using the same techniques I use.
Take a look at a remarkably moving
3-year-old reciting "Litany"
by Billy Collins.
Click on the LINK below
Website was Updated
October 22, 2010