Wellspring is a collection of poetry and creative activities especially selected and developed for gifted children. The material included will appeal to the abstract thinking, verbal proficiency, love of humor, and wide range of knowledge that are characteristic of gifted children in general. Equally important, however, are the suggestions for encouraging each student to make use of his or her own unique talents and interests.
Containing some of the best classical and contemporary poems, Wellspring introduces students to great poetic style and expression. Topics for poetic expression include figurative language, sounds, mood, opinions, and poems of protest. Reproducible poems are accompanied by stimulating activities and discussion questions that encourage students to use their own talents and develop their own thoughts. Use this book for poetry awareness and appreciation, to introduce different aspects of poetry, or to set the stage for students' own poetry writing.
Other books that teach poetry appreciation include Poetry à la Carte and Primarily Poetry.