Happy Poetry Month!
We enjoy poetry in the classroom all year long, but April is a special month to recognize the power that poetry has to move us, to entertain us, and to help us see the world in new ways. In today’s entry, we highlight some poetry books recently featured on The Classroom Bookshelf and offer a collection of links to help you explore the potential of poetry with your students.
Click on the titles of the books below to link to our Classroom Bookshelf entries – in these entries, you’ll find a review, teaching invitations, and text set resources to complement the title.
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Selected by Paul B. Janeczko; Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Published by Candlewick Press, 2014
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons
Written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth
Published by Scholastic Press, 2014
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It
Written by Gail Carson Levine, Illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Published by HarperCollins, 2012
Grades 2 and up
Brown Girl Dreaming
Written by Jacqueline Woodson
Published in 2014 by Nancy Paulsen Books
Grades 4 and up
And there are so many more poetry titles in the blog!!
To see the full listing, type the word ‘poetry’ in the search bar and scroll through the pages…… enjoy!!
About Erika Thulin Dawes
Erika is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former classroom teacher, reading specialist, and literacy supervisor, she now teaches courses in children’s literature, early literacy, and literacy methods. Erika is the co-author of Learning to Write with Purpose, Teaching with Text Sets, and Teaching to Complexity.
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