by Fredric Lown and Judith Steinbergh
For Grades 7-12 and ESL
Weston Walch Books, 1996
This text for teachers of grades 7-12 is a comprehensive curriculum for reading, discussing, writing and revising poetry with students, presented in eight thematic chapters: Nature, Animals, Sports, Childhood and Growing up, Family and Relationships, Social and Global Issues, Form and Content, and Praise Poems and Odes. It provides a collection of poems by classical and contemporary poets from diverse cultures, as well as discussion questions, writing exercises, student examples, and guidelines for revision. This text, with its wealth of resources, can be used in many ways: as an 6 to 8-week poetry unit, as a sequence over several grades, or by integrating selected sections with courses in science, environmental and social studies, history, English or ESL classes.