logo
SEARCH:
FILTER:

BOOK DETAILS

 
Book Cover - Poetry for Beginners


Click here for larger image

Poetry for Beginners


By: Margaret Chapman

Price: CAD $21.99

Publisher: For Beginner Books

Imprint: For Beginner Books

160 Pages

8.98 X 6.06 X 0.43 ins

ISBN:  9781934389461 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 01/19/2010

Poetry is one of those subjects almost impossible to define as it can be so many things at once. It can be: kids whispering limericks on the playground; secret languages used by revolutionaries and spies; or the written strength of oppressed people. Poetry is how millions of people across time have used language to try to better understand love, hate, war, religion, oppression, joy, sorrow, sex, and death.
Poetry is one of the oldest forms of writing in the world, yet also constantly evolving. Despite its complexities, poetry is probably the way most people learned how to read. Poetry For Beginners is a fun, lively and accessible guide, and expands one?s understanding and knowledge of poetry through the ages.
From ancient Greece to the present, Poetry For Beginners traces the wonders of the written word and shows how it is relevant in daily life.


Margaret Chapman is a poet, fiction writer, and educator. She worked for four years through the Poetry Center of Chicago as a Poet-in-Residence in the Chicago Public Schools. In 2008 she was awarded the Poetry Center of Chicago's Gwendolyn Brooks Award for excellence in teaching. She currently teaches in the English department at Indiana University South Bend.



THINGS IN A JAR TO GET KIDS THINKING AND TALKING: Ages 8-12 and up

Imagination Boosters In a Jar

Susan Ragsdale & Ann Saylor

Spark a sense of meaning and purpose with these 101 prompts that push middle schoolers to explore their deepest selves. Each card puts participants at the center of an imaginary [read more..]


Book Cover


STEAM In a Jar

Garth Sundem

Engage kids in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics with 101 simple activities, inspiring quotes, and fun facts. STEAM In a Jar is perfect for use in classrooms, [read more..]


Book Cover


Think Fast In a Jar

Deborah Jiang Stein

In 30 seconds players name (or write) all the things they can think of that match the prompt on the card, such as words that start with "B" and have to do with a dog (timer include [read more..]


Book Cover


© 2008-2020, Georgetown Publications. All rights reserved.