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Cooperative/Collaborative Reading and Writing Poetry Work Groups’ sessions are demonstrated in the unit. I have discussed six basic steps which I will use in my lesson plans when teaching poetry. The students will be given many opportunities to understand that reading and writing are tools for information storage, retrieval, discovery, logical thinking, communication and self-indulgence. It is emphasized in the unit that readers construct meaning by using the words and ideas of writers through their individual backgrounds of knowledge and experiences. The titles of selected poems are listed in the unit. Finally, the students will write their individual poems. The teacher has explained the role of writing and reading from a transactional perspective with reflective thoughts and the importance of the social environment when students are writing.
(Recommended for Reading and Language Arts, grades 5-8; and English Literature, grades 7-12)
Poetry Afro-American Literature General Special Education