Finger plays: Dr. Jean, Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Nursery rhymes: Mother Goose: Elements of poetry Should be considered to help evaluate and understand a poem: rhthum Sound patterns: 4
Figurative language: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole Imagery Shape Poetry types Narrative Lyrical Limerick Free verse Haiku Concrete poetry Poetry preferences 1 st through 3 rd grade, FORM - liked: limerick, narrative; dislike: haiku and free verse, CONTENT – liked: humor, familiar experience, and animals; POETIC ELEMENTS – liked: rhyme, rhythm, and sound, dislike: imagery 4 th through 6 th , FORM – liked: limerick Choral poetry Soloist and chorus Line-a-person Splitting lines Unison Increasing or decreasing volume or tempo Accompaniment by music, movement, sound effects Two-part arrangement, poem for two voices Evaluating poetry How does rhythm reinforce meaning? Does the rhyme sound natural contrived? How does the sound of the poem add to its meaning? Does it use alliteration? Onomatopoeia? Repetition? Does it use sensory image? Does the poem make the child see something in a new way? Is the figurative language appropriate to children’s lives? What is the tone of the poem? Does it patronize childhood? 5
Is it appropriate for children? What is the emotional intensity of the poem? Does the shape add to the meaning? What is the purpose of the poem? Picture books Both words and illustrations contribute to the story’s meaning, illustrations ae integral to the story, they are different from illustrated books, where the illustrations add interest but are nonessential to the content Written in all genres General rule – 32 pages long Visual elements Line: indicate motion or action, story, mood, aspects of plot, and character Color: indicate characters emotions and personalities, story mood, and aspects of setting Texture: intensify a sense of character or setting by indicating he feel of objects or surroundings Value: use of light and dark Perspective: different angles Shape: indicate what is most importantly by relative size Composition: focus the eye on what is most important Artistic media Pen and ink Pastels Graphite pencils Colored pencils Wax crayons Collages Woodcuts Photographs Oil paints 6
Water colors Stitchery and cloth Computer-generated Artistic styles Realistic Impressionistic Expressionistic Abstract Surrealistic Folk Cartoon Evaluating a picture book How appropriate is the content for the intended age level? When/where does it take place? How is it portrayed? Are characters well developed?
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