Tips for Loving Poetry and Promoting Literacy

  Tips for Loving Poetry and Promoting Literacy     In last month’s post, WHY POETRY? Building Literacy Skills with Poetry, I gave lots of reasons to love poetry. Today I have specific tips for promoting poetry at home and in the classroom.   Read Aloud Read the poem aloud (poems need this!) or encourage your…

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MORE Poetry Books to Delight and Inspire

  MORE Poetry Books to Delight and Inspire   As promised, here are more poetry books. If you missed the books from last month, click here.     Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Petra Mathers Do your clothes talk? Well, these do. There are poetry-talking shoelaces, undies, jammies, sweaters, and more. And their…

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Poetry Books to Delight and Inspire

  Poetry Books to Delight and Inspire   April is National Poetry Month. What better way to get ready than to read a few poems. I have a strong preference for shortish poems so that’s mostly what you’ll find here. Many are funny, some simply beautiful, and all have great illustrations. Enjoy!     Good Sports:…

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