The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 6, No 1 (2002)

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Illuminating Texts - The Power of Poetry

Margriet Ruurs


The lyrical language and rhythmic patterns of poetry provide so many learning experiences -- opportunities for reading out loud, for memorization and choral speaking, as well as for independent reading and writing.

Whether you are a parent, a classroom teacher or a librarian, poetry can enrich your book experiences with kids. Here are some thoughts about activities for writing poetry with kids that have proven to be successful and satisfying.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680