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Fox, Geoff; Merrick, Brian – Children's Literature in Education, 1981
Offers ideas as starting points intended to help make poems more accessible to children. Suggests ideas for first encounters, sharing and presenting poems, becoming familiar with a poem, exploring a poem to increase comprehension, asking questions, collecting poems, and demystifying poetry. (HOD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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Merrick, Brian – Children's Literature in Education, 1979
Describes poetry programs presented to children by a troupe of performers who incorporated music, humor, and audience response in their performances. Lists qualities of the shows that contributed to their success with children. (HOD)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Humor
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Merrick, Brian – Children's Literature in Education, 1996
Presents an interview with Jamaican-born James Berry, award- winning poet, about his life experiences, influences, development as a poet, and recent poetry. (TB)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Blacks, Elementary Education, Interviews
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Merrick, Brian – Children's Literature in Education, 1991
Looks at 10 collections of poetry that helped to change attitudes during the 1980s toward poetry in classrooms. (MG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Poetry, Poets, Reading Instruction
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Merrick, Brian – Children's Literature in Education, 1988
Interviews Charles Causley, distinguished contemporary British poet, who talks about his art and his work with children. (SR)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries