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Poetry Mentor Texts

Making reading and writing connections, K-8

Discover ways to use poems, not just in reading and writing workshops, but across the content areas with Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli, authors of bestselling titles Mentor Texts and Nonfiction Mentor Texts. Written in a friendly and conversational tone, this practical book explores a variety of poetic forms, including poems that inspire response, list poems, acrostic poems, persona poems, and poems for two voices -- versatile forms of poetry that can be used in every grade.

Each of these poetic forms has its own chapter featuring five poems with applications for both reading and writing classrooms. Reading connections present skills and strategies to move students forward as readers, helping them to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Writing connections help students and teachers discover their own voices and grow as poets and wordsmiths as they try out many poetic forms.

Poems help students at all grade levels learn to better address complex reading texts, offering them a chance to dig deeper and use higher-order thinking skills. Poetry Mentor Texts helps teachers across the curriculum guide their students to become not only skilled readers and writers, but also more empathic human beings.

Author(s): Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli

Pages: 200 Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 9781571109491

Price: $ 33.95
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