Writing Poetry in the Style of Child Poet Mattie J.T. Stepanek


  • Sep 3 2010 3:52 AM

    Susanne Melton


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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students learn about the unexpected success of young poet Mattie J.T. Stepanek. Then, by creating poems using the same method that Mattie's mother used to help him write his early poems, students explore the creative process of writing poetry.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Writing Strategies, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Cooperative Learning; Discussions; Hands-on Learning