Why poetry should be taught under the common core

01/19/2014 | MiddleWeb

Poetry must be taught alongside informational texts under the Common Core State Standards, writes Gwen Flaskamp, a reading interventionist and literacy coach in an Illinois middle school. Not only is poetry an important genre under the common core, but poems also improve students' knowledge of words and languages, Flaskamp writes in this blog post. Poetry also helps students hone their abilities to engage in authentic discussions and helps connect students with social-emotional learning, she writes.

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