Question: How can teachers turn response to poetry from groans to enjoyment?
Answer: Read your favorite poems aloud—and other literature as well. As the author says, “Reading aloud can motivate students to read and to read more.”
Another idea: “Play the opening tracks of an audio book as students come into the classroom.”
Comment: Ask your students if they remember any books read to them by parents and relatives when young and by teachers through the grades. RayS.
Title: “Accidentally on Purpose.” JTS Lesesne. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (December 2011/January 2012), 336.