Some of our learners speak more clearly to themselves than to others (due to lack of clear verbal speech). As we open our hearts and minds to the potential of poetry for augmenting communication, it seeps into our routines and encourages us to embrace and celebrate function over form. We imagine, create and encourage. We dance. We sing. We clap. We can design a daily schedule that celebrates form over function: immersing and embracing the rhythm, rhyme and repetition of a robust instructional approach that is appropriate for all literacy learning levels (including even the most emergent communicators). Join us to learn about specific poetry types that can support language, literacy and life for emergent through conventional learners. We will share resources for teaching poetry through the principles of active participation in poetry immersion, demonstration, and autonomous production.
This webinar is designed for professionals, families, and individuals who use AAC. No previous poetry experience is required. Anybody interested in active participation through poetry routines is encouraged to attend.
Teams and individuals attending this webinar will be able to:
1. Describe at least five poetry types that can be included in lesson plans for students at emergent through conventional literacy learning levels
2. Design a daily schedule that targets improvements in joint attention, phonemic awareness, and personal connections to curricular content.
3. Cite at least three sources that uphold the principles of immersion, demonstration, and autonomy as critical components of active participation in literacy and language learning through poetry.
1. TPT Poetry Power Overview: Language, Literacy & Life for Learners with Disabilities
2. Eligibility for drawings of 1:1 AAC Coaching sessions with the speakers (or moderators)
3. Certificate of attendance