Off by Heart

Poems for Children to Learn and Remember


Author: Roger Stevens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192969

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 1927

A wonderful collection of poems that are easy to remember and perfect to recite out loud. New, modern and classic poems, ranging from very short to long. The book also includes tips for readers, teachers and parents on how to memorise poems and on performing them out loud. Perfect for the memorising and performance elements in the new primary National Curriculum. Aimed at readers aged 5+

Der Rabe

Mit Illustrationen von Marta Monika Czerwinski


Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3863478258

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 5872

„Ängstlich in das Dunkel starrend blieb ich stehn, verwundert, harrend ...“ „Der Rabe“ brachte Edgar Allan Poe den Durchbruch als Lyriker. Sein bekanntestes Gedicht zählt bis heute zum unvergänglichen Erbe der Dichtkunst. In 108 Versen schildert er den mitternächtlichen Besuch eines Raben bei einem Verzweifelten, dessen Geliebte Lenore starb. Die erste deutsche Übersetzung von Elise von Hohenhausen findet sich hier neu interpretiert und illustriert von Marta Monika Czerwinski. Der Name steht für schaurige und düstere Abgründe: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) gilt als Wegbereiter des Symbolismus und Meister des subtilen Horrors. Poes Gedichte, Erzählungen und Kurzgeschichten zählen zu den großen Werken seiner Zeit.

Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt


Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518759442

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3184

Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé

Give Me A Child Until He Is 7

Brain Studies And Early Childhood Education


Author: John Brierley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113572038X

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 7735

John Brierley's book was first published in 1987 and was very well received. It has now been re-issued in its second edition owing to a demand from students and teachers. The book represents the essence of many talks given to parents and teachers of nursery and infant children and teacher trainers. Evidence is used to demonstrate the young brain's potential, flexibility and resilience and to highlight the crucial importance of the pre-school and early school years to later development. The study supports the move for more and better opportunities for children in the crucial years from birth to seven.

Glas, Ironie und Gott

fünf epische Gedichte und ein Essay über das Geschlecht des Klanges


Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 191

View: 7572

Heart Beats

Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem


Author: Catherine Robson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845157

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 1780

Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite in class. Heart Beats is the first book to examine how poetry recitation came to assume a central place in past curricular programs, and to investigate when and why the once-mandatory exercise declined. Telling the story of a lost pedagogical practice and its wide-ranging effects on two sides of the Atlantic, Catherine Robson explores how recitation altered the ordinary people who committed poems to heart, and changed the worlds in which they lived. Heart Beats begins by investigating recitation's progress within British and American public educational systems over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and weighs the factors that influenced which poems were most frequently assigned. Robson then scrutinizes the recitational fortunes of three short works that were once classroom classics: Felicia Hemans's "Casabianca," Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," and Charles Wolfe's "Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna." To conclude, the book considers W. E. Henley's "Invictus" and Rudyard Kipling's "If--," asking why the idea of the memorized poem arouses such different responses in the United States and Great Britain today. Focusing on vital connections between poems, individuals, and their communities, Heart Beats is an important study of the history and power of memorized poetry.


A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations


Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1948

Nomadis a philosophical memoir, telling how Ayaan Hirsi Ali came to America in search of a new life, and the difficulties she faced in reconciling her two worlds. With vivid anecdotes and observations of people, cultures, and political debacles, this narrative weaves together Hirsi Ali's personal story -- including her reconciliation with her devout father who had disowned her when she denounced Islam -- with the stories of other women and men, high-profile and not, whom she encounters. With a deep understanding and intimate perspective of the situation of Muslim women and moderates in the world today and her singular, unwavering intellectual courage, Hirsi Ali offers her always notable, often controversial analysis of Islam vis a vis the superiority of Western democratic values.



Author: Bettina von Arnim

Publisher: N.A



Page: 243

View: 8711

Children's Literature Review


Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787696061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 7434

Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.



Author: William B. Yeats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783630620060


Page: 134

View: 9806

Poetry for Life

A Practical Guide to Teaching Poetry in the Primary School


Author: Linda Hall

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 3486

Gandydancer's Children

A Railroad Memoir


Author: Frank Wendell Call

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

View: 958

Unlocking Writing

A Guide for Teachers


Author: Mary Williams,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134143451

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 1855

The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement. It offers creative approaches to increasing pupil motivation and performance by involving, amongst other things, Drama and ICT. The contributors offer practical advice on ways to meet the needs of boys, able children, SEN pupils and those learning English as an additional language; how to plan effective lessons; how to be flexible within the framework of the NLS; and the role of assessment and how it contributes to self-understanding. Central to all classroom practitioners and students, this innovative book improves general understanding of the process related to composition and transcription and helps to raise the standards of writing in all classrooms.

Conversations in Poetry: Take Charge of Your Life by 'Preserving Your Sanity' at All Cost!


Author: Miriam G. Aw


ISBN: 1435730623


Page: 130

View: 3079

This is a book of thought-provoking conversant poetry speaking about how to 'deal with,' 'distance yourself,' and/or 'break away,' from negative-minded people who don't mean you well in life, and/or who prefer to live their lives with confusion, stupidity, ignorance, and ungodliness. Sadly, there are daughters & sons who've fallen victim to 'emotional blackmail' by a loved one who haven't wrestled nor confronted their own past demons for so long that its toll has become painfully burdensome. And no matter what you say or do, it's never enough, which is why it is so critical to "Preserve Your Sanity At All Cost," to increase the length of time of your existence on Earth to take care of self and your family! In this book you'll find that you (or someone else you know) are not alone when experiencing negative situations of any kind, which is why this subject of maintaining one's own sanity should be addressed publicly without candy-coating the truthfulness about negative human behavior.

The Dead Emcee Scrolls

The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop


Author: Saul Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416523049

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

View: 6197

In the underground labyrinths of New York City's subway system, beneath the third rail of a long forgotten line, Saul Williams discovered scrolls of aged yellowish-brown paper rolled tightly into a can of spray paint. His quest to decipher this mystical ancient text resulted in a primal understanding of the power hip-hop has to teach us about ourselves and the universe around us. Now, for the first time, Saul Williams shares with the world the wonder revealed to him by the Dead Emcee Scrolls. I have paraded as a poet for years now. In the proc ess of parading I may have actually become one, but that's another story, another book. This book is a book that I have been waiting to finish since 1995. This is the book that finished me. The story I am about to tell may sound fantastic. It may anger some of you who have followed my work. You may feel that you have come to know me over the years, and in some cases you have, but in others...well, this is a confession.

Making Your Own Days

The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry


Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684824388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 1224

Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms



Author: Hilaire Belloc,Basil Blackwood,Quentin Blake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783725411399


Page: 135

View: 6066



Author: Homerus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150002803

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

Page: 452

View: 8820