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Thursday, February 18 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Poetry Expedition - A Student Portfolio Approach to Teaching Poetry

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This session focuses on using a student portfolio approach to teaching poetry using the theme of a Poetry Expedition. 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.

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Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

President, Edu-Best Educational Resources
 I have founded Edu-Best Educational Services to collaborate and share ideas and methods to allow all learners the opportunity to reach their highest level of achievement and to inspire and motivate teachers. Our focus is English language arts and Reading Comprehension Success. Please... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
CATCA Virtual Room 065