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Friday, February 7 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Poetry Expedition - A Portfolio Approach to Teaching Poetry

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This session will walk teachers through how to teach Poetry using a student poetry portfolio project. Students will be taken on a poetry expedition. They will be given “Navigational Tools” to appreciate and understand many forms of poetry. They are given “Specimens” of poems to use as references when they begin searching for their own specimens of poems. Here they will learn about common poetry types. Next, they will receive “Navigational Techniques” to help them select and organize appropriate specimens of poetry. Here they will learn about analyzing poetry and decoding words, ideas, imagery, and styles and patterns as well creating a bibliography of their found specimens. At last, students will be off on their Navigator’s Trek Poetry Portfolio Trip where they will use 21st century learning to discover their own specimens; prepare their specimens for a portfolio by responding to reflective questions for each specimen; create relevant graphics/art for each poem specimen; assemble their portfolio’s and finally present their portfolios. In addition to this, each student will author a poem of a format of their choice. These authored poems will be presented during a Poetry Reading class for the final class(es) of the program. Each student will receive a “Poetry Expedition” Portfolio Book as well as a published book of each students’ self-authored poems.

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Brigitta Goerres

President, Edu-Best Educational Resources
I have been involved in education for over 30 years. I have had the fortune of starting my career as a classroom teacher with the Elk Island Catholic School District immediately after graduating from the University of Alberta majoring in both English and Social Studies. I continued... Read More →

Friday February 7, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier  Learning Resources
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 180
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English