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Saturday, May 15 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
TEACHER TRACK: Poetry Like Bread: Using Poetry to Enhance Critical Skills

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Following Roque Dalton's dictum that "poetry, like bread, is for everyone," this teaching workshop will demonstrate how to use poetry as a tool to transition developmental readers from Literal Comprehension to higher levels of reading, including Inferential and Applied Reading Comprehension.

The Teacher Track is a special series of four sessions specifically targeting teachers and poet-educators interested in learning more about poetry pedagogy. These sessions will serve as the first part of Mass Poetry’s annual teacher training programming. To participate in the Teacher Track, Festival ticket holders must attend all four sessions. Participation accrues four hours towards PDPs by the MA Department of Education or a Mass Poetry certificate—the remaining six hours of training required to award PDPs or certificates will be offered this summer at a mutually agreed-upon time.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/vIn-9F-3lWBQezRJq4emdtHEtcd2A6RVfWnmg1KwQyQSGlHYxJ0UgSYNt4BHfOk0.IFDB8X3SPJC5jMpW

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Lauren Marie Schmidt

Lauren Marie Schmidt is the author of three previous collections of poetry: Two Black Eyes and a Patch of Hair Missing; The Voodoo Doll Parade, selected for the Main Street Rag Author’s Choice Chapbook Series; and Psalms of The Dining Room, a sequence of poems about her volunteer... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT