The Best Poetry Anthologies for Children

It’s poetry month! I love poetry, and I’ve found some wonderful resources for children that my son also loves. Here are a few of the best poetry anthologies

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A Picture Book Lesson to Teach Metaphors in Poetry

I’ve been creating units for kindergarten using picture books to introduce the poetic concepts of rhythm, rhyme, and metaphor. Today I thought I’d write about another picture book

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Mentor Monday: Poetry Learning with Joyful Noise

This week’s Mentor Monday is about poetry picture books for kids, the same as last week’s subject. I realize I’m two days late here; it has been a

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How to Read a Poem: Billy Collins for Kids

It is not as hard as you may think, reading a poem. Maybe you came to this page because you are searching for the elusive answer. Maybe you

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15 Fun Poetry Ideas for Kids: Spring Poetry Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung: Poetry in Elementary Blog Hop! It may not look or feel like Spring here in Chicagoland, but it’s time to get prepared

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Figurative Language, Similes and Metaphor

This week’s Mentor Monday (a link up feature at The Reading Tutor/OG blog) is about using text to help teach figurative language. I realize I am a day

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Guest Post on Minds in Bloom today! (+ Two Poetry Freebies)

I have the wonderful opportunity to guest post on Minds in Bloom today, a wonderful education resource blog from Rachel Lynnette. I wrote about my journey toward liking poetry because,

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