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Increasing student autonomy and engagement through the study of poetry in English classes from 7-12
In the age of TIK TOK, where short snippets of songs, lyrics, and dances go viral, it is timely that we reconsider the value (and benefits) of studying poetry in our English classes. This workshop will be an exploration of how having a poetry component in English classes from 7-12 can help students gain a sense of accomplishment, autonomy, and engagement that is often lacking with traditional studies of novels. During this workshop we will explore how to give students frameworks and tools to understand and delve into the breadth and depth of poetry. As a group, we will also explore how a study of poetry can lead to students demonstrating and refining key literary analysis skills more easily and readily. We will look at a range of poets from around the world and investigate how their evocative and pertinent works can enrich English classes from 7-12. Whether you are a novice or expert at teaching poetry, this webinar will equip teachers with strategies so that they can use poetry in their classes to bring about rich and rewarding classroom discussions and cultures.