Collection by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, illus by Robbin Gourley Clarion, 2013 I shared a poem from this book for Poetry Friday?in celebration of its Cybils win in Poetry.

Great Poetry Books to Share with Children

Do you love poetry and want to inspire the same love in your child, are trying to teach young children to read and write poetry, or simply looking to spark your own enjoyment of the genre. Poetry c…

Books as Gifts - 2013 Buying Guide

Holiday Buying Guide 2013

What better gift to give than one that can be shared again and again? Lots of things go away quickly. But stories and books have sticking power and can be shared time and time again. Try a new story, revisit an old favorite. How about a story of fact or perhaps a fantasy? Stories can be read alone, together, aloud or quietly. Pick up a book for yourself and your favorite child this season. Happy Holidays from Reading Rockets! Browse through the 2013 holiday buying guides online or download…

Author and anthologist Janet Wong recommends FOREST HAS A SONG at the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. Weather Change, Kindergarten Science, Curriculum, Childrens Books, Illustrators, Literacy, Poems, Author, Education

Janet Wong - The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance

Author Janet Wong recommends Forest Has a Song, written by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater and illustrated by Robbin Gourley. “I love Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s Forest Has a Song because it reminds me to listen and look more carefully at the whole world around me—not just the woods behind my house, but everywhere, because ‘Melody / is … Continued

Quick Tips: Unpacking a Standard: Exploring Diversity with the Common Core State Standards, by Julie Green Teachers Toolbox, Teacher Tools, Teaching Activities, Teaching Reading, Learning, Library Lessons, Library Books, Elementary School Library, Elementary Schools

Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA

"Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night" by Joyce Sidman. A collection of poems that celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark. Newbery Award, Newbery Medal, American Literature, Children's Literature, Poetry Books For Kids, Poetry Unit, Kid Books, National Poetry Month, Night Book

Go Play Inside: Nature Poetry in 5 Compelling Picture Books

Poetry can open a window, allowing for a fresh look at a familiar view. These books of poetry for kids all focus on nature, word play and pictures, in ways that help readers rediscover the world outside. I found all five books to be delightful, providing both a quick read and a deep experience. The lyrics and images combine to recreate forest, ocean or sky. Exploring them

Fernalicious Forest Fun - Cathy Ballou Mealey generously celebrates fiddleheads and FOREST HAS A SONG with her beautiful poem full of metaphors. This poem would be wonderful to teach children about metaphor!

Fernalicious Forest Fun

My dear friend Catherine Johnson is up to some poetry hijinks today at her marvelous eponymous blog Catherine Johnson, Writer. We’re celebrating spring, fiddlehead ferns, and …frittata…

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater: Poet and Nature Lover - April 2014 Interview with Kami Kinard at Nerdy Chicks Rule

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater: Poet and Nature Lover

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is a wonderful person. I can say this because I spent a weekend with her many years ago at a poetry workshop run by the Highlights Foundation. In 2012 our poems were united …

Fabulous resource list for teaching all about TREES. (This list includes FOREST HAS A SONG in the poetry section!

Trees – Let's Learn All About It!

Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, illus by Robbin Gourley Clarion, 2013 I shared a poem from this book for Poetry Friday?in celebration of its Cybils win in Poetry.

“Dusk ,” by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater [Poetry Friday]

view cop(R(.Last year, I’shared a poem from Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s stunning Forest Has a Song (Clarion, 2013)?here before, and today, I’m sharing another in celebration of its Cybils …

Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, illus by Robbin Gourley Clarion, 2013 I shared a poem from this book for Poetry Friday?in celebration of its Cybils win in Poetry.

POETRY PICTURE BOOK: Forest Has a Song - Amy Ludwig Vanderwater

Illustrated by Robbin Gourley 2013 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HC $16.99 32 pages Goodreads rating: 4.32 My rating: Lovely book; simple, beautiful poetry; lovely art: 4.5 Endpapers: White with a cascade of small, falling leaves Title Page: Center water color of a New England-y house with the forest rising in the background Watercolor illustrations I love the woods. I miss the woods. And this book, of very simple poems, is lovely. The poems are simple, the words used are not-so-simple. Elegant…

Third Grade Teacher and Poetry Club Advisor Kim Doele from Wealthy Elementary revisits Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's Poetry Residency at Wealthy Elementary in February

It's Picture Book 10 for 10 Day!

Cathy Mere (Reflect andRefine) and Mandy Robek (Enjoy andEmbrace Learning) are hosting our favorite PB(picture books) 10 for 10 sharing today! There is amazing sharing, your lists will grow! It’s actually hard not to share the books I’ve shared before here and here; they are still favorites, but here are ten more. This time I focused on the goal of sharing stories that show diversity in some way. It is important to me to show students that there are many kinds of people who accomplish…

 In this DVD, join Patrick Allen, author of Conferring: The Keystone to Reader's Workshop, as he confers with nine different students over the course of two days. Teaching Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Reading Time, Guided Reading, Too Cool For School, School Stuff, Mentor Texts, Readers Workshop

Forest Has a Song

If you've followed The Poem Farm, you'll love Amy Ludwig Vanderwater's new book - Forest Has a Song. It's always a treasure to find a book of poetry like this one (especially when combined with Robbin Grouley's illustrations). "Forest News" starts out like this: I stop to read the Forest News in mind or fallen snow. Articles are printed by critters on the go. And I must say that "stopping to read Forest Has a Song" is well worth the stop! Ms. Vanderwater captures the treasures of the forest…

Keri Recommends: Poetry Friday & Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater - This review includes Keri'si "Top 11 Reasons" why one should read FOREST HAS A SONG

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Forest Has a Song: Poems

Forest Has a Song: Poems

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