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    Poetry can be FUN when you teach kids to listen for words and sounds that make children's poetry special! #nationalpoetrymonth


    "To kick off our unit, I partnered kids up and gave them each a poetry book and a sticky note. They had to come up with at least 3 things they noticed about poetry on the sticky note. Of course every group noticed that poetry can rhyme! But I got a lot of additional great answers which were later compiled into the chart" ~My Life as a 3rd Grade Teacher

    Patricia Polacco's New Book - the theme is about cliques and online bullying Also, linked to a great blog!... Polacco is one of my favorite children's authors.

    Teach children to write poetry with a simple color poem | The Measured Mom

    STANZA - Fun Intro to Poetry Month in the Library

    Teaching our children to write poetry can be somewhat of a difficult task. However, Dusty from To The Moon And Back has something to make teaching poetry a bit easier. In this packet your children ...

    SUPER COOL site that shows images of kids going to school around the world. Pinned image is of Inuit boy attending traditional school near Arctic circle.

    A bunch of great posters

    Ideas for Shel Silverstein poetry party

    An entire Pinterest board of idioms and figurative language.

    mentor texts: figurative language, alliteration, hyperbole, cute silly read aloud with tons of great word choice

    Historical Movies For Children (ages 6-12) - list with reviews | Le Chaim (on the right)

    inviting kids into poetry with a "Poetry Picnic" to explore different types and styles of poetry in rotations

    This huge bundle contains over 290 pages of creative and engaging poetry resources that will save you hours and hours of prep time! It has absolutely everything you need to teach middle/high students how to read, understand, analyze, and write poetry.

    The Best Poetry Books for Children to Read

    2014 Children's Poetry Celebration & Contest--Not All Poems Rhyme!!

    poetry cards for children -- free printable!! -- from wildflower ramblings

    "Poetry: Close Reading Step by Step Strategies" is chock full of resources to give your students the confidence and knowledge they need to tackle close reading of poetry!