Novels in verse have become very popular with teens over the past few years and are a great way to engage students, including the sometimes hard to reach struggling reader.
- Each poem encapsulates a complete concept so a student doesn’t have to struggle through an entire chapter before thinking about the main idea.
- Sentences tend to be spare, rather than complex.
- Punctuation encourages frequent pauses.
- The amount of white space on the page is much less daunting than a dense text.
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