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Last night, I saw the city breathing -- poem that gives a city human characteristics. Also see this site for children's personification poems:

Cremin, T., Bearne, E., Dombey, H., and Lewis, M. (2009). Teaching English creatively. London: Routledge. For availability see Also available as an ebook:

FREE collection of poems to use throughout the school year! :)

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Children need to put the penguin in the right place based on the preposition & sentence! Great way to remember prepositions!

Medwell, J., Wray, D., Minns, H., Coates, E., and Griffiths, V. (2012). Primary English: teaching theory and practice (6th ed.). Exeter: Learning Matters. For availability see

Chambers A. (2011) Tell Me: Children Reading and Talk, Stroud: The Thimble Press. For availability see

what poems your kids should memorize for National Poetry Month - it's good to have the rich language of poetry in our brains!

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I Can Be A Pal-- building your classroom community

This poem is about being a friend or "pal" to one another. It goes through different things that we can do to be a friend and helper. This would be a good segway into talking about being a good citizen in our schools and communities, after they understand why it's important to be a good friend.

Get kids excited about poetry with these 12 free websites of children's poetry and interactive poem builders. These sites of verse - and dozens...