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Poetry in the Language-rich Classroom

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


What better way to spark the joy of language and build community in the classroom than with poetry? Children are naturally attuned to rhythm and easily drawn to experiences that include poems that immerse them in the richness of language and the joy of reciting together.

In this webinar, we will explore practices that use thoughtfully selected poems, seeing how they can become vehicles for ELA instruction, teaching empathy, creative self-expression, curriculum enhancement, and strengthening a sense of community in the E1 classroom. As a participant, you will listen to sure-fire poems as we explore the benefits they offer and the possibilities they inspire. We’ll also see how teaching a new poem each week can be a delightful group experience that exposes the students to a wide range of literacy skills. Resources for creating your own collection of poems will be provided. While much of this may be applicable and adaptable to E2 classrooms, it is geared towards younger children.

Julie Cash is a Bank Street graduate who grew up singing and playing guitar at summer camp and worked as a preschool music specialist before becoming an E1 Montessori teacher in a public school in Kingston, NY. She has a special interest in teaching Language Arts and has developed creative classroom activities that integrate SEL, community-building, curriculum, and ELA instruction through songs and literature. Recently retired, she is excited to share some of the “golden nuggets” of her teaching experiences with other teachers!

General registration, $45,  please enroll here:  General Registration 

CGMS Alumni and Faculty, $35,  please enroll here:  CGMS Registration


January 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET
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