chapter  6
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G. Abisdris and A. Casuga found that analyzing poetry about science concepts with students increases their understanding of the contributions of scientists and appreciation of scientific developments. There are many things teachers may come to know about poetry, but some of the initial essences stay the same: it is a portable, intimate genre, pocket-sized, which should make it quickly inviting in a classroom setting. There is a body of educational literature that demonstrates that many content area teachers find poetry useful to their teaching of concepts in their disciplines. According to B. Chatton, using poetry across the curriculum makes a lot of sense, since poets share characteristics with practitioners in other disciplines. R. M. Lowery advocates using poetry to help students make personal connections, think about their future, and deepen their thinking processes, as well as appreciate the beauty of language. A slam competition is performance poetry that occurs in a competitive poetry event.