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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary, While I Pondered Weak and Weary: A Workshop for Poetically Impaired Secondary Teachers

Is poetry a one week unit you dread?  Does the fact that the ELAR TEKS mention poetry give you nightmares? Don't know Billy Collins from Billy Ray Cyrus? Can't tell antithesis from an anteater? Are you the Villanelle Idiot?  Then this is the session for you. 

In this workshop, we will target specific STAAR poetry skills, helping the Poetically Impaired to find painless ways to read, understand, analyze, and TEACH poetry to modern students without, as Billy Collins poetically puts it, having to "tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it."

We will also examine how to use poetry as a starting point to help students master readiness standards in other genres.

Important Session Information:

Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
$0.00 (* No Charge)
Contact Person:
Debbie Trigo
Greg Reeves
Teacher (9-12)
Date Time Location
10/5/2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Region 17 ESC - Douglas
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