In this month's issue we reviewed At the Sea Floor Cafe: Odd Ocean Critters Poems. It contains 17 poems that follow introduce unusual marine animals, such as the snapping shrimp, coconut octopus, violet snail, and narwhal. The author, Leslie Bulion, utilizes a variety of poetic forms and discusses these in detail in the endnotes so that budding poets may be inspired to learn more.
Coincidentally, this month Thinkfinity, the educationional website of The Verizon Foundation, posted a new feature called STEM Poetry. The page features three new videos from ReadWriteThink (a Thinkfinity partner site) that demonstrate how to use STEM poetry in the classroom. Included are links to other Thinkfinity resources such as Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM, a ReadWriteThink lesson plan that In introduces students to the vocabulary of engineering careers by reading informational websites. After learning the terminology, students use discipline-specific vocabulary words to create poems about engineering careers. So check it out and let us know if you are using other interesting techniques to integrate poetry and STEM concepts.
8 Sep 2011 3:08 PM