This teaching tool includes ninety-six poems and speeches as well as instructions, memory charts, certificates, and poet biographies are included. Spiral-bound soft cover.
Given the linguistic and cultural benefits of memorizing poetry, this resource may be one of the best uses of your available school hours. Recitation of memorized poems can easily be done away from a desk—perhaps in the car, while cooking or folding clothes, or during a walk. Memorizing new poems gets easier in direct proportion to the number of poems already learned; in other words, the more you have learned, the faster you can learn more.
Be sure to read the introduction to this book frequently to be reminded of the importance of poetry memorization for the linguistic development of children. “Memorization is not only natural for young children, it is culturally powerful and educationally essential.”
(No audio CDs included. Click here to purchase this book together with the audio CDs.)
Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization – Student Book
Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization – Teacher’s Manual
Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization – Teacher’s Manual & CDs