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Poetry in Elementary School Curricula
This paper discusses ideas for the integration of poetry and the creative energy poetry can engender into non-poetic school learning environments.
# 53083 | 2,115 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 30, 2004 in Education (Curriculum) , Literature (Poetry) , Education (Elementary School)

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This paper explains that poetry is a tool to stimulate creative problem solving, build an ability for creative expression, help a child develop literacy skills, and learn other subjects through the imaginative, resourceful use of poetry. The author points out that a 'persona poem' is a poem that is written in the first person; the writer imagines that he or she is an animal, a movie star, a politician, or anything or anyone he or she is not. The paper stresses that innovation and doing the unexpected are extremely important for elementary school teachers when coaxing students to love and use poetry throughout their curricula.

Table of Contents
The American Poetry and Literacy Project
The Persona Poem
Using Persona Poetry in Social Studies, Music, Math, Science, and Art

From the Paper:

"To move to another area of study, math; the student could write a persona poem pretending to be Albert Einstein's pencil sharpener. Imagine all the work that sharpener must do " since Einstein was said to go through a number of pencils each day during his mathematical research and formula writing " and imagine all the grinding sounds and shavings, too. Or, alternatively, what would it be like to be the number "1"? Would that be a grand feeling of winning ("number one" can mean the best, the first, the top choice), or would being "number one" seem like a person had a long way to go to get to "50"?"

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