Browse Books & More by Curriculum: Poetry
 

Every Child a Reader
In her classroom, Coffin has found that integrating reading instruction and poetry maximizes every kindergartner's opportunity to succeed at decoding and comprehending text. The strong rhythms, the rhyming patterns, the repetition of words and phrases, the enticing sounds of language, and the small, fresh, meaningful stories engage her students.
Grades K – 2
Helene Coffin

 
 

Fast Start: Getting Ready to Read
Help young children develop their reading fluency, word recognition, and overall comprehension with this easy-to-use early intervention program that takes only ten minutes each night! Parents and children engage in repeated reading of poems, and then they complete a quick, skill-building activity.
Grades PreK – K
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

Kids' Poems: 1st Grade
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written by first graders that will inspire your first graders to think "I can write poems like this too!" Routman provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: learning to skate, disliking asparagus, playing with a best friend, and more.
Grades 1 – 1
Regie Routman

 
 

Kids' Poems: 2nd grade:
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written by second graders that will inspire your second graders to think "I can write poems like this too!" Routman provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: learning to skate, disliking asparagus, playing with a best friend, and more.
Grades 2 – 2
Regie Routman

 
 

Kids' Poems: 3rd & 4th Grade
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free verse poems written by third-and fourth graders that will inspire your second graders to think, "I can write poems like this too!"
Grades 3 – 4
Regie Routman

 
 

Kids' Poems: Kindergarten
Regie Routman shares here delightful selection of free-verse poems written by kindergartners that will inspire your kindergartners to think "I can write poems like this too!" Routman provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: eating popcorn, playing in June, wishing for a pet dog, and more.
Grades K – K
Regie Routman

 
 

Opening a Door
Want to teach poetry with confidence and passion? Paul Janeczko shows you how. Working from his belief that children will read poetry if we choose it carefully, he offers poems that span history, ethnicity, and gender and ignite excitement in young people.
Grades 5 – 12
Paul Janeczko

 
 

Phonics & Fluency Practice With Poetry
Fluency expert Tim Rasinski and his colleagues share a teacher-friendly guide to designing powerful—and fun—fluency practice. Innovative ideas for performing poetry motivate students to read and reread poems, building their word recognition, fluency, and comprehension.
Grades K – 5
Timothy Rasinski

 
 

Poems for Teaching in the Content Areas
What happens when you pair one of the most vibrant, versatile children's poets with one of the best educators? 75 poems perfectly pitched to the needs of teachers, along with simple unique ideas for maximizing their teaching power before, during, and after learning.
Grades 4 – & Up
Laura Robb; J. Patrick Lewis

 
 

Poetry Lessons: Everything You Need
Lessons, activities, poems, and book lists along with helpful hints and how-to's that make teaching poetry a joy. Help students develop fluency, enhance comprehension, use vivid language, understand metaphor and simile, and so much more
Grades 4 – 12
Kathy Perfect

 
 

Stepping Sideways Into Poetry Writing: Practical Lessons
A practicing poet who works in schools shares poetry lessons that ease teachers and students into writing poetry. The fun, friendly exercises include writing riddle poems, fractured fairy tale poems, vegetable-and-me poems, and many others.
Grades 3 – 6
Kathryn Winograd

 
 

Teaching 10 Fabulous Forms of Poetry
Poet Paul Janeczko shares step-by-step lessons with companion reproducibles that make teaching poetry fun and easy. Includes reproducible model poems and ideas for introducing each poetic form
Grades 4 – 8
Paul Janeczko

 
 

Teaching Grammar With Playful Poems
No kidding, this is a collection of grammar lessons that teachers and students will love! Poems by Jack Prelutski, Shel Silverstein, and others who take a playful approach to language introduce each grammar concept--from parts of speech to sentence construction and agreement.
Grades 3 – 5
Nancy Mack

 
 

Teaching Grammar With Playful Poems for Middle School
Ten reproducible poems that have middle-school appeal are paired with complete lessons to target key grammar concepts—predicate adjectives, direct objects, gerunds, clauses, compound sentences, and more. Nancy Mack's lessons provide a scaffold for students to grasp each concept and then use it skillfully in their own writing.
Grades 6 – 8
Nancy Mack

 
 

Using the Power of Poetry to Teach Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and More
A gifted poet and a talented teacher share their insights and practical strategies for using poetry to enrich language arts, science, social studies, and math. With dozens of model lessons and poems, writing prompts, reproducible activities, and much more.
Grades 3 – 5
David L. Harrison; Kathleen M. Holderith

 
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