Poetry Speaks to Children Edited by Elise Paschen

April Theme:  Poetry

April is National Poetry Month and so this month you will find highlights of various poets or anthologies of poetry.

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Poetry Speaks to Children (Book & CD) (Read & Hear) is a great book to use as an introduction to poetry.  There are 95 poems in the book from 73 poets.  It’s a picture book and storybook in poetry.  The book also comes with a CD that has 50 poems from 34 poets.  Most of the poems on the CD are read by the poets themselves!

Lesson idea: Listen to the poets read their own poems and follow along in the book.  Then have students write their own poetry and record themselves reading it aloud.

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