Category Archives: poetry

My 12 Favorite Books / Authors

  1. Jon Scieszka. http://www.theresabook.com/2011/05/author-interview-20-questions-with-jon-scieszka/ http://www.slideshare.net/ps147/author-of-the-month-2015-september
  2. Charles Smith Jr.
  3. Langston Hughes

I also REAAAAALLLY love poems:

Here are some helpful links:

  1. http://paulaoneil.tripod.com/index.html
  2. http://floriancafe.blogspot.com/

Best poems for choral reading:

Become a poem hunter

  1. http://www.poemhunter.com/
  2. http://www.poetry4kids.com/links
  3. http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems
  4. http://www.inspirational-quotes-and-poems.net/kids-poems.html

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare

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  1. PBS
  2. http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-kids
  3. http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-faq
  4. Do you know how many plays Shakespeare wrote? Watch and find out! William Shakespeare is one of our ‘Shakespeare Lives‘ videos, about his life and some of his most famous plays: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/william-shakespeare
  5. http://www.ducksters.com/biography/authors/william_shakespeare.php

Some Quotes:

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Word Study

 

Why not have a vocabulary parade?

 

Poetry is…

 

Poetry is like….

Similes:

  1. https://www.poets.org/print/node/48342
  2. http://kwanten.home.xs4all.nl/merriam.htm
  3. http://www.saidwhat.co.uk/spoon/similes.php
  4. http://www.poetry4kids.com/
  5. I wandered lonely as a cloud
  6. Hope is the Thing with Feathers

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Other poetry resources:

  1. http://www.gigglepoetry.com/
  2. http://www.poetry4kids.com/

 

 

 

Magic

Sarah Kay says, ” I write poem to figure thing out.”

 

Kay Sarah Sera

“I am young enough to know about Magic Cats” and Fairies. Are you?

Poet, Sarah Kay, reading one of her poems:

Here’s another of her poems, that actually became a short picture book called

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“If I should have a daughter…”

(Teachers, Check out “Ten Things I Know to Be True”

at 10:00)

Why do you think she decided to call it that? Do you think she would say the same things to her son? Why or why not?
What verse will you add to the cosmic story ?

What will be YOUR gift to this wide wise world?

Writing Poetry with Children

  1. Poetry is an excellent first writing project for reluctant writers. Children will be exposed to reading and writing Haiku and free verse. Rhyming poetry while silly and engaging is really challenging for young children to write. Please help by exposing your child to poetry that doesn’t rhyme….”free verse.” 
  2. There is a poetry contest that both Fox Den and Eagle’s Nest will be entering. The deadline is at the end of February. More details to come. For now, know that the deadline is in February.

Want to write some poetry RIGHT NOW?

Here’s a fun website that can help:

1.ETTC

http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm

Free Verse examples:

http://www.edu.pe.ca/stjean/playing%20with%20poetry/Hickey/freeexamples.htm

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-free-verse-poems.html