Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Poet's Weave...

Is a podcast that can be subscribed to through this link...http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_details.php?pod_id=47054 It could be used in any English class during a poetry unit. It is very interesting because it is a weekly-five minute program which poetry is shared that is written a town in Indiana. Sometimes regional poets will air their own poetry on the show. I think this would be valuable for students to view because it will give them ideas and they may be able to better relate to some of the other poems and poets that will be reading their poetry rather than just the teacher. Every student learns and is touched in different ways this is just one other small opportunity that students can listen to other respected poets and maybe give them the desire and drive to write something meaningful and magnificent on their own. I think podcasts can be very useful in the classroom especially in the older grades where students like to explore the world outside of their own classroom.

1 comment:

  1. This is an intriguing site, but as with many sites, a teacher would have to chose the poems wisely as some of them would only be appropriate for more mature students.

    I also wish that the text for the poems were provided as well.

    Dr. Burgos