Powerful Poetry celebrates the beauty, power, and pleasure of poetry in the classroom. This highly-readable book outlines the many benefits of integrating poetry into your literacy program, including building reading, writing, and speaking skills, nurturing creativity, and celebrating language. Powerful Poetry provides practical, enjoyable lessons for integrating poetry into your year-long literacy program and engaging ways to introduce poetic structure, language, tools, and devices. Book lists introduce a wide range of wonderful poems and poets. Ideal for new and experienced teachers who are looking to bring the power of poetry into their classroom.
About the Author
Adrienne Gear is a teacher, author, and workshop presenter. Adrienne has more than 25 years of elementary classroom experience and is passionate about literacy, learning, and children’s literature. The author of 7 professional books on Reading and Writing Power, Adrienne is an engaging speaker whose practical lessons and recommended book lists are used in classrooms across North America, China, the UK, and Sweden. She lives in British Columbia with her husband and their two sons.