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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WHY POETRY? Building Literacy Skills with Poetry

  WHY POETRY? Building Literacy Skills with Poetry   April is National Poetry Month. To get you started thinking about poetry and why it can be important for literacy and life, here are some thoughts. Some are from me, others from the resources listed below.   Poems feel good in the mouth and mind. The…

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