Friday, June 01, 2007

Note to Self

My kids (who are just finishing 2nd and 5th grade, next week) have spent the past few years in a curriculum based around six reading strategies:
  • Predicting
  • Summarizing
  • Inferring
  • Imaging
  • Asking Questions
  • Connecting
Surely all of these (except maybe "summarizing"?) could be deployed in reading poems as well. In fact, since poems are short, they're ideal for such work--better than some of the non-fiction texts that my kids had to use.

What poems--for kids or for adults--could we plug into this sort of curriculum? If I could write that up, I could hand it to the teachers, and we'd be ready to roll!