Opening Up to Poetry: Overcoming Resistance to the Poetic Form

by Thomas Klise
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Many students feel an initial resistance to poetry that can be difficult to overcome. This unit debunks some popular modern myths about poetry’s “high flown language” and “fancy rhyming words.” A second section presents William Carlos Williams’ The Red Wheelbarrow and typical student reaction to the work. This is a sure way to inspire students to a similar discussion and ultimate appreciation of the poem. The DVD includes a printable teacher guide featuring reproducible handouts, activities, exercises, vocabulary words, and other related materials. 23 minutes. Recommended for grades 5-12.