Short Poetry: finding a voice between the words (Literature in Language Teaching Conference, September 2014)

I love using short poetry in my language class.  This year, I spent a chunk of my homeroom (about 10 minutes) using tanka and haiku as a the basis for language and conversation warm-up activities.  At the Heart of the Matter, Literature in Language Teaching Conference, I gave a 40 minute presentation on the kinds of activities I used and my students reactions to those activities.  I am including the Power Point of the presentation here.  If you glance at the presenter notes, you will find some detailed ideas that I shared when showing each slide.

Short Poetry

Short Poetry Stein LiLT 2014

I also have a short blog post which has most of the short poems that I shared in the presentation: 9 Tanka


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