That Dirty Little Four-Letter Word
You know you just found yourself going, “Ree Ree Ree Ree...” all alone in front of your computer? Hopefully nobody saw you!
YOU: Well, I believe that the poet is trying to say (blah, blah, blah).
TEACHER: No. That is incorrect. The poet is actually saying (something that comes out like… Na Na nana NA… I’m smarter than You-ou!).
Because of this, a huge section of students have been made to feel that they just don’t get it and definitely can't write it. This is the sentiment that we, as educators, must battle against.
Over my next few posts, my goal is to provide you with thoughts, strategies, and ideas that will hopefully help you to fully integrate poetry into your curriculum. It doesn’t matter whether you teach, English, history, math, science, etc., poetry and the creation of it will reap positive benefits for both you and your students. You will be amazed at what your students can create if they just… well, I won’t spoil it now. Stay tuned!