“Laura Schulkind is a respected presence in the professional development of teaching poetry. I cannot overstate the value of her poetry unit. It is a wonderfully simple, yet very powerful approach on how to best present and teach poetry to students. Mrs. Schulkind’s lessons and ideas help you identify concepts of poetry, teach them using best practices, and give you the ability to crisply communicate your lessons to students in a fun and meaningful approach.
Mrs. Schulkind’s process to teaching poetry is a wonderful and useful tool which I use every year. I now teach elementary students at an international school … (with) students who speak very limited English. The students really enjoy listening to the various sounds to develop vocabulary to describe the five senses – essential to writing good poetry. My students also enjoy the hands on approach of developing vocabulary using the ‘mystery bags’ …”