Using Poetry to Increase Student Language and Literacy Skills

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Presenter: Sarah James, MA, CCC-SLP
Do you feel as though you’ve “been there, done that” and are you looking for new ways to motivate your students and get them engaged in learning? In this session, discover 10+ different types of poetry and how to use it to build language and literacy skills in a less intimidating and more confidence building way.


Following the course, participants will be able to:

1. name at least 5 different types of poetry

2. list area[s] of speech and/or language that can be targeted from at least 5 different types of poetry 

3. plan a large group lesson using at least two different types of poetry  

4. name digital tools and resources

About Sarah: 
Sarah James is an experienced speech-language pathologist, seminar leader and consultant. Working in urban, suburban and rural public schools, Sarah’s area of specialty is the relationship between speech-language skills and academic development and how cutting-edge technology can enhance speech-language programs. She has wide-ranging experience helping SLPs make connections between communication skills, classroom expectations, curriculum targets, and state standards.

Sarah has been called on as a consultant for school districts around the country where she has offered speech-language pathologists practical and effective strategies for therapy. Sarah has served as president of her state’s speech-language hearing association and in 2010 they awarded her the Honors of the Association. 
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Course Timeline:

15 minutes: introduction
15 minutes: types of poetry
15 minutes: listing areas of speech and/or language connected to each type of poetry
15 minutes: link to classroom expectations  
15 minutes: digital tools
15 minutes: closing, recapping of information
30 minutes : question and answer

Disclosure Statement for Sarah James:
Financial: Sarah James is a presenter for and receives royalties.  
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
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