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Listening to Poems While Reading Along

Listening to Poems While Reading Along
Choose one of Taylor Mali's poems to use in this poetry lesson plan. You will discuss how the poem changes in perceived meaning when in written versus spoken form.

Grade Levels: 5 - 12

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What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World by Taylor Mali, published by Penguin Putnam. Copyright © Taylor Mali, 2012. Author Taylor Mali's viral poem "What Teachers Make" got people talking about the importance of the teaching profession. What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World in an impassioned defense of teachers and why our society needs them now more than ever.

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