Let's Poem The Essential Guide to Teaching Poetry in a High-Stakes, Multimodal World

ISBN-10: 0807751391

ISBN-13: 9780807751398

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mark Dressman, Nikki Giovanni, Margaret C. Hagood

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This cutting-edge guide presents multiple approaches to teaching poetry at the middle and high school levels. The author provides field-tested activities with detailed how-to instructions, as well as advice for how educators can justify” their teaching within a high-stakes curriculum environment. Let’s Poem will show pre- and inservice teachers how to preserve the fun of poetry while also developing critical writing and analysis skills, how to introduce students to the basic formal elements of contemporary and classic poetry, and how to expand their repertoires through the use of digital technology and the Internet. With an urban and multicultural focus, chapters cover choral reading of poetry, writing about race, jazz poetry and other cultural forms, hip-hop and spoken word poetry, multimodal remixing” of canonical poems, the use of poems from international settings and authors, and more.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 10/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most prominent black poets of her generation. Born on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., she graduated from Fisk University and later studied at Columbia University. Giovanni creates strongly written poems to convey messages of love, frustration, alienation, and the black experience. She gained national fame with the publication of Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement in 1970. Full of the spirit of the black community during this era, her works captured the anger and frustration of many of its members. Giovanni has been the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. She has taught English at Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Queens College and has given frequent poetry readings. She is also known for several sound recordings of her poetry, including Truth Is On Its Way. She has also been a Professor of English at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Margaret C. Hagoodis Associate Professor of Literacy Education at the College of Charleston, where she directs research of the Center for the Advancement of New Literacies. She has co-authoredPopular Culture in the Classroomand a forthcoming book about using pop culture in instruction. Her work on new literacies and identities appears inReading Research Quarterly, Middle School Research Journal,andReading and Writing Quarterly.

Poetry Rorschach
Poetry's Importance for Literacy Education
Purpose of the Book
Plan of the Book
Choose Your Own Course: How to Use This Book
Choral Reading: Studying Rhythm, Inflection, and Meaning
Choral Reading in the Classroom
Extending the Approach: If We Could Do It Over Again
Choral Reading and Poetry in a High-Stakes World
Keep in Mind
Skin Poetry: Figuring Out Figurative Language
Skin Poetry in the Classroom
Extending the Approach: Getting Figurative Across the Curriculum
Another Approach: Stop Making Sense
Skin Poetry in a High-Stakes World
Keep in Mind
Blues Poetry and Other Forms of Cultural Expression
Watching, Writing, and Singing the Blues in the Classroom
Extending the Approach: The Corrido and Other Cultural Forms
Teaching Poetic Structure in a High-Stakes World
Keep in Mind
Hip-Hop and Spoken Word: The Elements of Poetry
The Poetics of Hip-Hop and Spoken Word
Spoken Word in the Classroom
Extending the Approach: Three Authors with a Beat
Spoken Word Poetry in a High-Stakes World
Keep in Mind
Digital Performance: Remixing the Masters Multimodally
Teaching Advanced PowerPoint
Multimodality in the Classroom
Extending the Approach: Other Multimodal Programs and Formats
Muttimodality in a High-Stakes World
Keep in Mind
Giobal Voices Online: Internationalizing and Diversifying Your Curriculum
Global Poetry Portals
African-American Poetry
Latina/o Poetry
Latin America and the Caribbean
Postcolonial Moves: Africa/Europe
Indigenous Voices
Out of Empire: Britain and Its (Former) Colonies
Voices of the Middle East and Central and South Asia
East Asia
Global Voices in a High-Stakes World
Keep in Mind
Keep the Teaching Playful
Keep the Poetry Relevant
Keep a Focus on Performance and Publication
Keep Your Teaching Analytical and Rigorous
Make Technology Your Friend
About the Author
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