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Teaching Making poetry their own: The evolution of poetry education

Making poetry their own: The evolution of poetry education

Poetry has been a part of teaching and learning for hundreds of years. But how has poetry education changed? And how are young voices using poetry to express themselves today?\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Stories in Stanzas (Text 1)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set exploring how authors use poetry both to tell stories about the world they live in and to imagine the world as a different place. This article discusses how poetry education has changed over the last century in American schools. The author also highlights how social media and new avenues for poetry performance have revitalized students' interest in poetry. As students read, encourage them to identify the author's purpose an

Laura Apol
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Is it important for students to study poetry by authors with diverse experiences and to write and perform their own poems?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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