Poetry for Northern Learners: English 110 (2011)

This curriculum unit has been developed for use by practitioners working with learners at the 110 level in adult basic education. Other units in the series provide material at the 120 and 130 levels.

The unit includes four poetry studies, each anchored by one main poem and highlighting one main poetic technique, including repetition, imagery, rhyme, and alliteration. The poems and songs were chosen for their Northern content and easy readability.

The authors note that it can be very challenging to teach poetry at the English 110 level, in part because it does not follow the rules and conventions of prose. At the same time, poetry is often shorter and more manageable than prose. As well, the absence of the strict rules of grammar can allow for more relaxed and creative learning activities.

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2013-01-09
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NWT Literacy Council and Kristine Hogan. Poetry for Northern Learners: English 110 2011. Web. 30 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwt/poetry/english110/english110.pdf>
NWT Literacy Council & Kristine Hogan (2011). Poetry for Northern Learners: English 110. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwt/poetry/english110/english110.pdf
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