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«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.

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.

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Poetry Task Cards Pack

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...

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Poetry Books for Kids

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

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Fall 5 Senses Poems for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving

«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.

Dianna Tenyak ( This poem was interesting because it teaches readers how to use their imagination with poems. By stating all of the different things a child can have their poem be about, it enables the reader to understand that poems can be written about anything. This poem does not rhyme, yet it is still engaging and flows smoothly. I liked this poem because it can relate to any person.

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Haiku Poetry Books for Kids

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

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.

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.