Bibliography of Teaching Poetry

I am doing a search for noteworthy books about teaching poetry. Many titles are out there, but the ones I picked that interested me I noticed all had one thing in common: they were written by poets. Titles written by educators who are not poets were not as enticing to me because they tended to treat poetry as a merely a tool instead of an art form. The poets' education texts are legitimized by their background in education as well. Here are the highlights. I own and used a copy of the first and last titles when I designed the poetry unit that I taught at the elementary school:


Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry


http://www.amazon.com/Wishes-Lies-Dreams-Teaching-Children/dp/0060955090/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338679892&sr=1-1


Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary


This one is geared more towards higher level education; however, in the units I taught of poetry, I challenged myself to do the same thing that is addressed in the book: incorporate contemporary poetry (not just poetry for kids, that is) into the curriculum.
http://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Pedagogy-The-Challenge-Contemporary/dp/1403969124/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338679458&sr=1-14


Teaching Poetry: Yes You Can!




Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School


http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Heart-Exploring-Poetry-Elementary/dp/032500093X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338679931&sr=1-4


Writing to Learn: Poetry and Literacy across the Primary Curriculum


http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Learn-Literacy-Primary-Curriculum/dp/0415224136/ref=sr_1_22?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338679458&sr=1-22


Reading and Writing Poetry: A Guide for Teachers/Grades K-4 (Instructor books)


http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Writing-Poetry-Teachers-Instructor/dp/0590491687/ref=sr_1_24?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338679458&sr=1-24

Pass the Poetry Please
http://www.amazon.com/Pass-Poetry-Please-Bennett-Hopkins/dp/B000H2MSTC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338679417&sr=1-1


Teaching Poetry in the Primary Classroom


http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Poetry-Primary-Classroom-Gervase/dp/1845901304/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338678549&sr=1-5

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, these two titles from one of the best writing teachers the world has ever known (not hyperbole!)


A Surge of Language: Teaching Poetry Day by Day


http://www.amazon.com/Surge-Language-Teaching-Poetry-Day/dp/0325006067/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338678471&sr=1-6

and


Teaching the Art of Poetry: The Moves


http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Art-Poetry-The-Moves/dp/0805833374/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338679850&sr=1-1

Popular Posts