MG has great novels-in-verse in it's print and online collections (see right). We even have a number that offer "unlimited access." This means that you and your students / friends can read them at the same time. Check out the list of these titles at the bottom of the page.
Set up a book club on your favorite social media.
Join (or start) a book club on GoodReads,
GoodReads is a well known social platform for readers. Share what you're reading, comment on books, and join groups centered around reading preferences or even a single book.
Try out the new book club app!
BookClubz is an online platform that allows anyone to organize and manage a book club online. And it's free!
|Set up a grade or school wide book club in Google Classroom!
The structure of high schools forces students to learn within a schedule that doesn't always include their best motivators (friends!). An online book club can offer students an opportunity to students to engage with literature with those who they share other interests with. Consider keeping it casual and fun (sans the assignments and grades). Book club is a place to talk about the ideas we encounter in what we read!
The novels-in-verse listed below are available to everyone on the MackinVIA platform. Just login and read. You can download an app for MackinVIA to use on your smart devices, too.
This is a unit within the larger poem. It presents as a group of lines often arranged in a recognizable number and pattern. The stanza may have meter or rhyme scheme.
Rhymes schemes are repeated sounds that may be
Rhythm is established through a meter ror a pattern of repeating stressed and unstressed syllables. Pauses are also important in establishing rhythm. These can be presented as
Narrative poetry pre-dates writing, allowing humankind to use rhythm and rhyme to commit important social texts to memory. The recent popularity of verse in Young Adult literature emerged as authors tapped in to the teen's typical interest in beat-based music and lyrics.
Whether presented in stanzas or free verse, novel-in-verse is a hybrid genre that blend characteristics of both poetry and the prose-based novel. Common elements include:
Reynolds, Jason. How Poetry Can Help Kids Turn a Fear of Literature into Love. December 15, 2017.
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