Saturday, June 5, 2010

Rethinking Schools Poetry issue is FREE!

Yay! I love poetry. My students wrote some amazing poems this year that we are publishing into a little book. I'll share some of them on here soon- they are beautiful.

Check out Rethinking Schools current issue for free online - it's devoted to poetry:
The U.S. poet Robert Frost said, “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a love sickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.” Our cover section focuses on three teachers who guide students to find their voice through poetry, to take the lump in their throat and transform it into poetry that gives them a sense of their own power. At the same time, Tom McKenna, Renée Watson, and Elizabeth Schlessman show us how to use poetry to help students think critically about their personal experience and connect it to a larger social reality.
In my favorite piece, an elementary school teachers explores what it means to leave one country and move to another: Aquí y Allá • Exploring Our Lives Through Poetry — Here and There. One of the poems she used is very accessible to students:

Wonders of the City
Here in the city there are
wonders everywhere

Here mangoes
come in cans

In El Salvador
they grew on trees

Here chickens come
in plastic bags

Over there
they slept beside me

—Jorge Argueta

17 comments:

于呈均名 said...

朋友是一面鏡子 ............................................................

宛AshleyRemley1218儒 said...

好的部落格,希望您能繼續堅持!!!..................................................

vickiekurt said...

you‘re really talented.!............................................................

允輝允輝 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。..................................................................

湘嬌湘嬌 said...

初次拜訪,踩踩您的格子,跟您拜個碼頭囉~~.................................................................

RheaTurnbull雯俊 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。......................................................................

冠慧 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。......................................................................

靜怡 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

政翰 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

王名仁 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

蕙春蕙春 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ............................................................

陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富 said...

感謝不吝分享您的心得............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

卡爾.桑得柏:「除非先有夢,否則一切皆不成。」共勉!..................................................................

蕙春蕙春 said...

感謝您費心的分享............................................................

茂慧茂慧 said...

Readiness is all.............................................................

林秋萍林秋萍 said...

朋友是一面鏡子............................................................

青卉 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ............................................................