For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry by Georgia HeardFor the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry by Georgia Heard

For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry

byGeorgia Heard

Paperback | June 30, 1989

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This book is for teachers at all levels, especially for those teachers who feel anxious about introducing poetry to students. Georgia Heard offers a method of teaching poetry that respects the intelligence of students and teachers and that can build upon their basic originality. She explores poetry from the inside as it is: a powerful and necessary way of looking at the world, and one of mankind's most durable inventions. Her book provides detailed, organized information so that teachers themselves can begin to enjoy and feel knowledgeable about poetry, and, from there, pass those feelings on to their students. The author's text is supplemented by examples of students' work in original and draft form.
Title:For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 8.75 × 6.75 × 0.5 inPublished:June 30, 1989Publisher:Pearson Education

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ISBN - 10:043508495X

ISBN - 13:9780435084950

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the Good of the Earth & Sun:Teaching Poetry Georgia Heard's meaningful look at poetry in the classroom has inspired me to write poetry. Heard describes writing poetry as a journey to find yourself--it goes beyond the words. This book will touch your soul with the examples of children's poetry and how their innocence can capture the beauty of the world. I have learned how to use poetry in the classroom and can use those same lessons to improve my own writing. An excellent resource for the poet or poetry teacher of all ages.
Date published: 2001-03-21

Editorial Reviews

?Intelligent, respectful, and beautifully written, this book bypasses lesson plans and gimmicks and gets to the heart of what writing poetry is all about . . .?-The Writing Teacher