Courses Taught by Marianne:
Exploring Poetry with Notebooking is a more in-depth study of poetry, asking children to begin looking at the meaning of the poems. Attention is given to using the context of the poems to define unknown words. Students can begin playing with language and writing their own poetry in a non-threatening way. Students become closer acquainted with poetry by using it as a foundation for dictation. When students read and write quality literature, they become better writers themselves. They begin to integrate those skills into their own writing.