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"Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto" by Paul. B. Janecko. Winner of 2011 Cybils Award for Poetry, Young Adult

"Blood Red Road" by Moira Young. Winner of 2011 Cybils Award for Fantasy & Science Fiction, Young Adult

"Anya's Ghost" by Vera Brosgol. Winner of 2011 Cybils Award for Graphic Novels, Young Adult

A Poem is...by Disney. Fantastic youtube videos to inspire children to love poetry!

«Poetry Aloud Here: Sharing Poetry with Children», by Sylvia M. Vardell. «This was the culmination of years and years of work in poetry for young people, including developing and teaching a new graduate course in poetry for young people. I was thrilled that ALA wanted to publish it and so gratified at its success. Then they asked me to do a second edition». Why Make Poetry a Priority? What Poetry Do Children Enjoy? How Do You Promote Poetry? What Happens after You Share the Poem?

The Poetry Friday Anthology - Nice collection of short poems to use all year round. One poem per grade level (K-5) for each week of the year. $ You can find a link to this book and other poetry resources on Laura Candler's poetry page.

A list of 9 classic and contemporary poetry books that kids and parents can enjoy together.

Set of 24 task cards for working with poems. Plus, a template of blank cards for you to create your own tasks. See my blog for sets of poetry pag...

Pinner said: Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O'Connell George - This is one of my favorite poetry books for kids. The poems are about simple experiences and any child who has ever been camping can relate to these poems. Brought back memories of my own family camping days! You can find a link to this book from my Poetry Page on Teaching Resources.

#3 of 10 free poetry posters -- Haiku

A list of haiku poetry books to share with kids. A variety of books suitable for babies on up!

«5 Senses Poems» for Fall, Halloween & Thaksgiving. Students use their 5 senses to write a poem about either Fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving. Directions: Sloppy Copy for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving Poem. Final Copy for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Illustration page to hang above poem. 2 charts of word ideas. Posters to help children track what they see, touch, smell, taste, hear. http://funkyfirstgradefun.blogspot.com.es/2011/10/5-senses-poetry.html


Chris Van Allsburg~ twist on Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Librarian poem!


describing a reader

We use this in our classroom! I write each poem on chart paper and this is our poem for the week. We read it several times together and then we send it home for homework. After we read it again in small group it goes in our poetry folder. The big poem then goes in the chart station for next week's literacy stations.

poet tree.

THE 39 CLUES: CAHILLS VS. VESPERS. The Cahills are preparing an elite force to help stop a new enemy, the Vespers. You've been chosen to take part. Do you have what it takes? Start your training today! Official trailer created by ScholasticKids.

Biography research. Using the information they gather, have students make a biopoem. Once they have created the poem, they can copy it into Tagxedo or Wordle.