This lively book offers a host of ways for teachers to bring poetry
and children together in their classrooms. Based on the premise that
poetry and verse, properly presented, promote literacy, this practical
handbook includes: introductions to children's poets and their poetry,
advice on poetry writing from the poets themselves, examples of
children's poetry writing, and methods of presenting poetry to students
of any age.
* Rich examples of classroom poetry projects in elementary and middle school.
* Frequently asked questions about teaching poetry answered by educators from their own classroom experience.
* Successful strategies for encouraging new and veteran teachers to use -- and enjoy -- poetry study with their students.
* Accounts of poetry projects undertaken outside of classrooms,
encouraging parents and caregivers to share poetry with children.
* Words of wisdom from children, teachers, and poets.
* Resources teachers will find useful, such as lists of noted
children's poets and helpful reference material on teaching poetry.
* A foreword in verse by children's poet Douglas Florian.