'On a Chain of Hopes, that's where I belong': Poetry in a Second Language

Presenter: Gail Shuck, Boise State University

Email: gshuck@boisestate.edu

Abstract: This presentation focused on an assignment that asked students in an ESL class to describe where they were from—in the form of a poem. A number of students' poems revealed far higher literacy levels than the traditional focus on grammar would allow us to notice.