Art of Poetry Package
This package includes the following items:
"I dwell in Possibility A fairer House than Prose While we think of poetry as the best words in the best order, we sometimes forget how important its poetic or metaphoric thinking is to various subjects such as writing, speaking, business, and science. The Art of Poetry is an excellent middle or high school curriculum that teaches the practice of reading a poem closely and absorbing its beauty. Full program includes:
* The Art of Poetry (student edition) This book contains 16 chapters and over 100 poems. The first eight chapters cover the elements of poetry (such as images, metaphor, rhythm, and tone); the final chapters cover the forms of poetry (such as ode, villanelle, and open verse). Each chapter includes an extensive explication of one poem, along with exercises and discussion questions on additional poems. Biographies of fifty-one poets are included along with a glossary of terms and an index of all the poems and authors. Also available are several suggested teaching schedule options and an application section with ideas on how to continue a study of poetry.
* The Art of Poetry Teacher's Edition This edition is a valuable resource for teachers that includes the entire The Art of Poetry student edition content, an answer key, as well as detailed and fascinating explications of thirty-nine poems. The introduction for the teacher offers teaching tips and suggestions. Thorough appendices include a poetry time line, quizzes for each chapter, and a cumulative book quiz.
* The Art of Poetry DVD Set This DVD set features more than fifteen hours of The Art of Poetry author teaching four thoughtful eighth-grade students through the entire The Art of Poetry text. Many of the discussions, which proceed chapter by chapter, capture the "magic of a Socratic teacher encountering strong students and timeless works of literature. Whether your student is interested in writing, wants to understand the way poems are made, or simply wants to become more attuned to language and metaphor, this is an ideal resourcea course in a box for middle or high school students. The author demonstrates in real-time the end-of-chapter activities, which are intended to teach students the practice of poem writing.
This comprehensive course explores the depth and breadth of poetry, covering topics such as image, metaphor, symbols, words, sound, rhythm, shape, and tone. It also includes instruction in the formal history of poetry (form, movement, genres, structure, open verse, and narrative), and ends with application (poetry groups, journaling, keeping a notebook, finding mentors). Each of the fifteen chapters in the Student Book examines a topic, conducts an analytical reading of a given poem, and expects the student do likewise through a number of poems aided by a set of exploratory questions. Chapters finish up with a list of defined vocabulary words, plus a page of activities that give students many different opportunities to explore the use of poetry in more hands-on and practical ways. The Teacher Edition is a fleshed-out version of the student book. All student pages are included in the teacher's edition, the layout alternating between the student chapter and the corresponding section of teacher pages. The Package includes the Teacher Edition, Student Book, and DVDs. Zach