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Workshop 3: Teaching Poetry

Jack Wilde's Reflections

Jack Wilde  

What is poetry?

"The reason that I like having my kids do poetry is because they have a pretty narrow definition coming into middle school of what poetry is."

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Teaching students how genres work

"There are a lot of ways in which it is similar to the teaching of other kinds of writing..."

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Writing poetry in layers

"The longer I teach poetry the more I do this ... have my kids write in layers."

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