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Writing in Rhythm: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban Classrooms (Language and Literacy)

Writing in Rhythm: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban Classrooms (Language and Literacy)

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This dynamic book examines how literacy learning can be expanded and redefined using the medium of spoken word poetry. The author tells the story of a passionate Language Arts teacher and his work with The Power Writers, an after-school writing community of Latino and African American students. Featuring rich portraits of literacy in action, this book introduces teaching practices for fostering peer support, generating new vocabulary, discussing issues of Standard American English, and using personal experiences as literary inspiration.

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