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Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School

Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School

by Georgia Heard, Naomi Shihab Nye


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325000930
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 11/02/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 602,712
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 5 - 13 Years

About the Author

As a writer, a poet, and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Georgia Heard continues to bring a poet's ear and a teacher's know-how to every aspect of writing instruction. Her newest book, Heart Maps, provides 20 unique, multi-genre heart maps to help students write with purpose and authenticity. A heart mapping pioneer, Georgia has spent decades guiding students into more meaningful writing experiences by using heart maps to explore what we all hold inside: feelings, passions, vulnerabilities, and wonderings. Listen to Georgia talk about heart mapping on The Heinemann Podcast and explore the Heart Maps Facebook group: Georgia is the author of The Revision Toolbox, Second Edition, Finding the Heart of Nonfiction, and Writing Toward Home, along with Awakening the Heart - which Instructor Magazine called one of its "12 Books Every Teacher Should Read." She is also the coauthor of Climb Inside a Poem, a curricular resource focused on how reading and writing poetry help teachers develop young students' language and literacy throughout the year. At the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Georgia worked for seven years as Senior Staff Developer in New York City schools. Today she travels the U.S. and the world as a consultant, visiting author, and keynote speaker in school districts and conferences. In addition to her Heinemann professional books, Georgia is the coauthor of the professional titles Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core Standards and A Place for Wonder, as well as children's literature such as Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems. Follow her on Twitter: @GeorgiaHeard1 Visit her website: Listen to Georgia's TEDx talk on heart mapping: Mapping Your Heart

Table of Contents

Introduction: Poetry, Like Bread, Is for Everyone

Making a Poetry Environment: A Place Where Your Life Really Matters

Reading Poetry: Poems Keep Singing to You All Your Life

Writing Poetry: Where Does Poetry Hide?

Crafting Poetry: Toolboxes

Sharpening Our Outer and Inner Visions: Poetry Projects

Epilogue: Yourself as the Key

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Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KDavis8 More than 1 year ago
Our school used this book for a book study about Poetry. The book was very easy to read and had a lot of great ideas for using poetry in the classroom. I have used several of the ideas since the book study with students in 4th and 5th grade and they loved the activities! Lessons are applicable for early elementary through middle school. This is an excellent resource for teachers!