Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works!

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    • Abstract:
      Poetry can help develop in students a love for reading, writing, and playing with language, yet it is often a neglected literary form in many reading curricula. Those who see the value of poetry recognize it as the perfect genre for teaching phonics, fluency, and a love of language. The rhyming, rhythmical language of poetry provides the perfect backdrop for teaching word families (rimes/phonograms). Poetry also helps young readers develop fluency through the use of beautiful, melodic language that begs to be read repeatedly, which helps develop prosody and a lifelong love for literacy. The thoughtful selection of words also provides the right context for vocabulary development and critical thinking. However, for teachers who love poetry, the most important reason to use this text type may simply be that it works! [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      6051
    • ISSN:
      0034-0561
    • Accession Number:
      10.1002/trtr.1734
    • Accession Number:
      132682401
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NICHOLS, W. D. et al. Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works! Reading Teacher, [s. l.], v. 72, n. 3, p. 389–397, 2018. DOI 10.1002/trtr.1734. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=pbh&AN=132682401. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Nichols WD, Rasinski TV, Rupley WH, Kellogg RA, Paige DD. Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works! Reading Teacher. 2018;72(3):389-397. doi:10.1002/trtr.1734
    • APA:
      Nichols, W. D., Rasinski, T. V., Rupley, W. H., Kellogg, R. A., & Paige, D. D. (2018). Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works! Reading Teacher, 72(3), 389–397. https://doi.org/10.1002/trtr.1734
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nichols, William Dee, Timothy V. Rasinski, William H. Rupley, Rachael A. Kellogg, and David D. Paige. 2018. “Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works!” Reading Teacher 72 (3): 389–97. doi:10.1002/trtr.1734.
    • Harvard:
      Nichols, W. D. et al. (2018) ‘Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works!’, Reading Teacher, 72(3), pp. 389–397. doi: 10.1002/trtr.1734.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nichols, WD, Rasinski, TV, Rupley, WH, Kellogg, RA & Paige, DD 2018, ‘Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works!’, Reading Teacher, vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 389–397, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Nichols, William Dee, et al. “Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works!” Reading Teacher, vol. 72, no. 3, Nov. 2018, pp. 389–397. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1002/trtr.1734.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nichols, William Dee, Timothy V. Rasinski, William H. Rupley, Rachael A. Kellogg, and David D. Paige. “Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works!” Reading Teacher 72, no. 3 (November 2018): 389–97. doi:10.1002/trtr.1734.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nichols WD, Rasinski TV, Rupley WH, Kellogg RA, Paige DD. Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works! Reading Teacher [Internet]. 2018 Nov [cited 2020 Nov 28];72(3):389–97. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=pbh&AN=132682401