Poet Pal

This is a poetry activity for teachers to use as a learning tool for young students. These grsde-school pupils engage poems by writing a faux correspondence to poets.Who would I write? Dickinson? Yeats? What a great way to help these youngsters ask critical questions and explore the figurative operations in poetry.

excerpt:

Activity 2: Writing to a Historical Poet

Objectives

Students will:

    • Write a letter to a poet whose voice speaks to them
  • stating why the poem spoke to them
  • asking questions about the poem and how it was written
  • with an opening, body and conclusion
  • using proper conventions

– See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23352#sthash.uT16ddcC.dpuf

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23352

by Madeleine Fuchs Holzer, Ed.D

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