Virginia Crawford Schmidt
Ms. Schmidt enters each classroom with the view that every child will be able to produce some kind of expressive writing. The children are shown that they can use language in different ways to express their thoughts and feelings. This approach allows them to be creative and enjoy language in a way they may not have experienced before.
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Residency Info Residency DescriptionDuring a typical residency five different forms of poetry are presented and the students are given the opportunity to write a poem in each form. In addition to the structure of each form (couplet, haiku, free verse, etc.) the importance of detail in poetry is emphasized and the students are given an opportunity to practice this skill through the use of imagination and senses. Frequently a book of student poetry is distributed at the follow-up activity. Teachers are encouraged to spend one additional class period with the students to help them revise their favorite poem so it can be included in the publication or assign it as homework. It is quite remarkable to watch the students present their poems and share their sense of pride. Materials Needed
At least 5 sheets of writing paper per student, a blackboard, and chalk (an easel with paper may be substituted for a blackboard).
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Which regions can you stay overnight?: None Travel Requirements: Technical/Space Needs: A quiet space/room where the students will be able to concentrate. Material Needs: At least 5 sheets of writing paper per student, a blackboard, and chalk (an easel with paper may be substituted for a blackboard.
Booking Contact Info Booking Contact NameVirginia Crawford Schmidt Address
3305 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21234