Saturday, September 24, 2011

Writing in Rhythm: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban Classrooms

Annotation provided by Bobby Shaddox

Fisher, M. T. (2007). Writing in rhythm: spoken word poetry in urban classrooms. (1 ed., p. 116). New York: Teachers College Press.

This book offers an examination of the medium of spoken word poetry and its potential for improving literacy learning. Fisher focuses on the story of the Power Writers, a group of Latino and African-American student writers, led by an inspired Language Arts teacher. The book offers practical approaches for teachers of urban high school students.

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