This week, the writers of Three Teachers Talk are together in Durham, New Hampshire at the UNH Literacy Institutes. For five days now, we’ve learned with Penny Kittle and Tom Newkirk about strengthening our practice and our thinking.
Newkirk’s class, centered around his Misreading Masculinity (2001), is focused on boys and literacy. We’ve read and discussed issues of violence, humor, personality, sexuality, power, and more–all surrounding boy readers and writers.
Join us to continue this conversation on the topic of poetry. The four of us will be together in Portsmouth, ready to chat on Monday at 8ET.
1. How do you notice your boys responding to poetry in your classroom?
2. Should boys write poetry in an English class?
3. How is poetry uniquely valuable for boys?
4. How do you hook boys into poetry?
5. What are your best poems, poets, or poetry resources to engage your boys?