Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Poetry Books!

It must be fate!  We discussed poetry at my Advanced Studies of Literature course tonight, and I found out about some new books! Looking for ways to study the poet's craft? I've included some of my old favorites too!  Enjoy!  (I've intentionally tried to highlight books that aren't as well known as our Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky books.  I  love both authors!  I also adore Sharon Creech's Love That Dog and Hate That Cat books, but I assume that those aren't new titles!)  I hope you find something new!  These books have my stamp of approval... for what it's worth!  :)  I'd love to hear what you use with your kiddos!  So.... what do you use?

These were some of my favorite books from our book talks!  I highly recommend the last one, because it has several examples of poems, then asks kids to finish one following the format of each poem.  What a great way to launch craft lessons!


  1. Do you have Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur? He made one for every season and they are great examples of acrostic poems.

    Erica Bohrer's First Grade

  2. How awesome!!!! These are great!

  3. Amanda! If you don't follow it already, check out my friend Amy's blog.
    She has been writing a poem a day for a year and she talks to the kids as well as teachers!



  4. There is a wonderful series of poetry books called Poetry for Young People. The series has a book on every influential poet in the last 300 years. I also have several books with poems written in English & Spanish. I can't remeber the author, but if your interested I'll let you know when I get to my classroom.


  5. Thank You for sharing. I just purchased your poetry pack and this will be great to work with - we are excited!

  6. I want to try the Fold a poem book

  7. Thanks for posting! We began studying poetry earlier this week! We will definitely be using some of your suggestions!