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This professional resource shows both English and science teachers how to cross-fertilize the knowledge, skills and methods shared by their disciplines - in particular, the creative, critical and metaphoric thinking skills used in both poetry writing and scientific research. This book provides the tool - science poetry - enabling English and science teachers alike to discover the value of their common ground, empowering them to envision, create, and experience an innovative pedagogy for the twenty-first century.
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Table of Contents
PROLEGOMENON: (What is Being Said First) Connections: Bridging the Cultural Divide
PROLOGUE: "Dances with Stars": How I Wrote My First Science Poem
INTRODUCTION: ENTERING COMMON GROUND: LET SCIENCE POETRY LEAD THE WAY
SECTION ONE: FOUNDATION: PRINCIPLES, ISSUES, AND PEDAGOGY
HIDE AND SEEK: MULTIPLE WAYS OF SEEING "TREES"
WHAT IS POETRY?: DEVELOPING THE POETIC EYE
WHAT IS SCIENCE?: DEVELOPING THE SCIENTIFIC EYE
WHAT IS SCIENCE POETRY?: MAKING CONNECTIONS: A "TSUNAMI" OF POSSIBILITY
HOW TO TEACH SCIENCE POETRY WRITING: TEACHER AS "CHEMICAL ARTIST"
SECTION TWO: FUNDAMENTALS: BASIC LESSONS FOR SCIENCE POETRY WRITING
IT'S A GEM!: ROCKS AND MINERALS
WHAT'S BUGGIN' YOU?: INSECTS AND OTHER LIVING THINGS
INTO THE FIELD: IT'S ONLY NATURAL
SECTION THREE FUSION: ADVANCED LESSONS FOR SCIENCE POETRY WRITING
WRITING FROM AWE, WONDER, REVERENCE, AND EMPATHY
WRITING FROM OUTRAGE, PROTEST, PERPLEXITY, AND SPECULATION
SECTION FOUR: FORGING COMMON GROUND: INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM
WALKING IN THIS WORLD WITH OUR STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES
HOW TO ASSESS STUDENT SCIENCE POETRY: THE ART OF RESPONSE
CONCLUSION: TOWARD A NEW INTERDISCIPLINARY LITERACY
EPILOGUE: WHAT IS BEING SAID LAST
APPENDIX A: RECOMMENDED "TIMELY" COURSE DESIGN
APPENDIX B: RECOMMENDED COURSE DESIGN: A TWO-WEEK UNIT PLAN
APPENDIX C: SCIENCE POETRY RESOURCES FOR THE TEACHER
APPENDIX D: FURTHER READING FOR THE TEACHER