Performing Poetry: Using Drama to Increase the Comprehension on Poetry
This summary was created by the What Works: Research into Practice program at the Ontario Ministry of Education
Poetry can be both challenging and intimidating to teach and learn. But how can teachers teach poetry comprehension without falling into the trap of mechanically dissecting poems for form and “real” meaning? Drama is one strategy, grounded in research, that fosters student comprehension of poetry and allows students to apply comprehension strategies.
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