June 5th, 2014
How can you bring poetry to students to enrich their lives as readers, writers, and human beings? Poet and staff developer Shirley McPhillips offers a multitude of entry points in her new book, Poem Central.
Using exemplary poems by teachers and students alike, Poem Central illustrates poetic devices and explains how they’re used. You and your students can apprentice yourselves to the readers and writers described in classroom vignettes, stories, and glimpses of poetry work in action. Curated lists of print and online resources help you find poems and further explore each concept.
Treat yourself to this reflective and complete guide to teaching poetry. Students will catch your passion as they come to find, read, talk about, and write poems for themselves. Poem Central will be published later this month, and you can now browse the entire book online.