Third Edition, 2004 Elizabeth McKim and Judith Steinbergh
This guide for teachers and parents structures an approach for teaching children to appreciate and write poems. A sequence of 28 writing sessions takes students from the basic skills of observation and sense image to metaphor and symbol, while exploring broad themes. Model poems by adult poets, an informal guide to presenting each lesson, a broad range of student examples, and an extensive bibliography by grade level will help teachers and parents encourage young writers. Beyond Words is used widely in public and private schools and university education departments throughout the nation.