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Using graphic poetry to teach comprehension and composition

Comprehending, Composing, and Celebrating Graphic Poetry
Kristine M. Calo

(From: Reading Teacher, Feb2011, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p351-357, 7p, )
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The article discusses the use of graphic poetry to instruct students in comprehension and composition and examines the use of visual clues and images, which the author says helps motivate students to read and analyze poetry, as well as compose poetry themselves. The article then provides examples of how teachers can teach students about poetry using graphic poetry, including the use of reading response, questioning the writer, and creating opportunities for students to share their own work.