Poetry In The Classroom Reflection Analysis

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Our readings this week involved the different aspects of poetry. The textbook explained different topics about poetry, which consisted of what poetry is, the different categories, that different poems can fall under based on their qualities, the evolution of poetry from the 1700s to current times, and elements of poetry which include sounds, images, comparisons, forms and insight. Lastly, our textbook briefly looked at poetry within the classroom. My research this week involved looking deeper into poetry in the classroom, and how it can make a difference. This week I also read five poetry books that all were different in subjects and styles, the first talked about an ogre and how his days regularly go, the second was about a little girl’s house …show more content…
Poetry in the classroom is important and sadly is not used as often as it should. Poetry is not used often in the classroom, only in small units, that are brief and over within a short time frame. All of the research I did, along with the textbook all agreed that poetry is important and “has a special place in children’s education” (Temple, Martinez, Yokota, 2015, p. 143). One of the articles I found titled “Knock Poetry off the Pedestal, It’s time to make poems a part of children’s everyday lives” has similar view points as the textbook. The article writes that it is a “beautiful thing” and can be “enjoyed on many levels” poems can also be used in different subject areas ranging “from science to social studies” (Singer, 2010, p. 29). This week I checked out a book that proved this quote. I checked out a book from the library titled Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch on and it goes over many different …show more content…
There are many different types of poetry, along with different elements that make each poem different. The poems do not have to perfect, poems are flexible and fun. Poetry comes in many forms, and this week with the books I checked out, none of them were the same or even really similar. Each book had its own rhythm and were very different. Poetry needs to be added more into our classrooms and children deserve to be able to read and create more poetry

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