Do you cram a few short poetry lessons in during the last few weeks of June, or “run out of time” altogether? If so, you are like SO many teachers who avoid teaching poetry for the simple fact that, while you can clap out the 5-7-5 syllable count of a Haiku poem, you really don’t know how!
Join BC teacher and author Adrienne Gear as she shares ideas from her latest book all about celebrating poetry in your classroom ALL YEAR! Adrienne will share simple and effective ways to help your students discover, experience, learn, and create poetry and integrate it into your content areas. Come to this session and leave loaded with fresh, engaging ideas for integrating poetry into your literacy program all year long!
Adrienne Gear has been an elementary teacher with the Vancouver School District for over 25 years. She is passionate about literacy, learning and inspiring teachers to reflect and refine their practice in order to best support their students. Her practical and engaging workshops and webinars are in in high demand both in and outside of Canada. She has presented internationally in the US, UK, Australia, and Sweden. Adrienne is the author of 8 professional books for elementary teachers that focus on best practice in literacy instruction. Adrienne currently lives in Kelowna with her family and their dog.