Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Secondary School Topic: Literature and Writing

10-second review: Students turn poems into another form of writing.

Title: “Placing Poetry into a New Medium.” English Journal (April 1975), 69. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of Writing (NCTE).

Summary: After reading and discussing a poem (“Auto Wreck,” by Karl Shapiro, for example), students turn the poem into an essay, a short story, even a one-act play, a newspaper account or feature story.

Comment: Should deepen understanding of the poem. RayS.

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