Nurturing the Ominivore: Approaches to Teaching Poetry

Murphy, Eileen
June 2012
Poetry Foundation Articles for Teachers;2012, p1
The article offers the author's insights on approaches in teaching poetry. The author discusses three distinct ways in teaching poetry in classroom to make students better writers and readers. These three approaches are reading, writing, and discussing poetry to the students or performance. It also explores ways to help students read and write poems, highlighting the importance of reading-aloud and recitation in the classroom.


Related Articles

  • 10 Ten things I know about poetry ... Gleeson, Anne // Practically Primary;Jun2013, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p39 

    In this article, the author presents several facts related to poetry. She states that people do poetry through their body by performing works such as analysing, hypothesising and labelling and she mentions that poetry is experienced through senses. She also states that teaching poetry is an...

  • POETRY: Share it and shout it! Christopher Cheng // Practically Primary;Jun2013, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p4 

    In this article, the author focuses on the importance of poetry for children and also discusses aspects of teaching poetry in classrooms. He states that poetry helps children to learn the power of words, how to recite and express written words. He further offers suggestions on how to teach...

  • 'O Frabjous Day! Callooh! Callay!'  // Read;4/1/2005, Vol. 54 Issue 15, p28 

    The article reports that April is National Poetry Month. The article suggests that readers find their favorite poetry to read and share during the month. It is also suggested that readers try reading poetry that contains nonsense words and phrases out loud.

  • Between the Lines. Glazer, Susan Mandel // Teaching Pre K-8;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p90 

    Discusses a poetry reading and analysis session with young students. Importance of the figurative language of a poem; Discussion of the poem "The Dragonfly," by Robert S. Oliver; Clues and hints that teachers can provide their students.

  • Text, twitter and tweet: What's on my Radar. McDermot, Sharon // Practically Primary;Jun2013, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p42 

    The article reviews several websites related to poetry including the Australian Curriculum Lesson website, at www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au, the Australian Poetry website, at www.australianpoetry.org, and the Poetry Archive, at http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/teachersHome.do.

  • Poetry: DAYS PAST AND PRESENT. Zeegers, Margaret // Practically Primary;Jun2013, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p29 

    In this article, the author shares her poem writing and learning experience in her childhood and also reflects on the present poetry writing teaching method. She states that she used to learn poems by heart and then recite them individually, in pairs or in groups. She further presents...

  • Effective and confident communication. Scanlon, Hazel // School Librarian;Autumn2013, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p136 

    The author, a secondary school librarian from Dublin, Ireland, discusses poetry programs developed to improve students' literacy through poetry readings, library exhibits, and poet visits. Classes on poetry writing technique, Christmas poetry readings, and the online resource Poetry Archive are...

  • Performing poetry: Centering the Language Arts Program. Comeaux, Patricia // Contemporary Education;1994, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p77 

    Describes the values of performing poetry and experiencing its elements. Suggestions on the ways the performance of poetry can integrate the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening of students; Elements of poetry; Group performance as an effective means to enhance students experience...

  • A WILDERNESS OF THOUGHT. LEWIS, RICHARD // Orion Magazine;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p26 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of working with and teaching children about poetry and drama.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics