Naming the World: A Year of Poems and Lessons [With "A Poem a Day" Book]

Nancie Atwell - 2005
    "Naming the World"'s 200+ poems and accompanying five-to-ten-minute lessons are used by Nancie every day to jumpstart her reading and writing workshops. Poetry is the foundation upon which her students build excellences as writers in every genre. This is your chance to make the first few minutes of your Language Arts class really countThe 200+ Poems: are compiled from contemporary poets were nominated by Nancie's students as their favorites speak to adolescent interests and issues include poems by Nancie's kids to teach and inspire yours. The 150 Lessons: are used daily by Nancie to jumpstart her reading-writing workshop apply a range of interactive and independent learning strategies present the language Nancie uses with her students.

All the Small Poems and Fourteen More

Valerie Worth - 1996
    All four Small Poems books in one volume plus fourteen new poems "every bit as worthy as their predecessors" (The Horn Book)

Seeing the Blue Between: Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets

Paul B. Janeczko - 2002
    Now, in this unprecedented volume, thirty-two internationally renowned poets provide words of wisdom and inspiring examples of their own work for new poets everywhere. Compiled by anthologist extraordinaire Paul B. Janeczko, a talented poet in his own right, this outstanding resource offers a fascinating spectrum of advice from those who know best - ranging from "break a few rules" to "read Shakespeare's sonnets in the bathroom" to "revise each poem at least thirty-two times." Not surprisingly, the most frequently made suggestion from these seasoned poets is simply to "read, read, read!" This rich volume - an ideal resource for classroom teachers and a beautiful gift for budding writers of all ages - offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle

Stephen Dunning - 1966
    Exciting photographs accent the contemporary tone of the collection.From lighthearted Phyllis Mc-Ginley to pessimistic Ezra Pound; from the lyricism of Edna St. Vincent Millay to the vigor of Lawrence Ferlinghette; from Carl Sandburg on loneliness to Paul Dehn on the bomb -- such is the range. The little known or unknown poet and the widely recognized appear side by siide.Whatever the subject matter -- pheasant or flying saucer; lapping lake water or sonic boom; a deer hunt, a basketball, or a bud -- it is all poetry reflecting today's images and today's moods.The editors spent several years bringing together 1200 poems they considered fine enough to include, then slowly and carefully sifted out of 114 which appear in the book.Readers of Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle . . . and Other Modern Verse may well be tempted by Eve Merriam's suggestion in "How to Eat a Poem"Don't be politeBite in.Pick it up with yourfingers and lickThe juice that mayrun down your chin.It is ready and ripe now,whenever you are.


Cecily von Ziegesar - 2000
    B. Yeats, Tupac Shakur or Sylvia Plath. Slams -- spoken word poetry readings -- are taking place in cities across the country.Slam contains the words of the famous, the infamous, the soon-to-be-famous, as well as the authentic and anonymous voices of real teenagers culled from From John Ashbury's thoughts on the creative process to Tori Amos' take on rhyme, rhythm, and reason, this book showcases not only these artists' poems, but their inspirations.Brought to life with original artwork, photographs, and unique visual style, Slam speaks to the budding poet in every teen.

Leave This Song Behind: Teen Poetry at Its Best

Stephanie H. Meyer - 2016
    Now, a whole new batch of teen writers has emerged with their own unique voices. Leave This Song Behind features the best poetry submitted by those writers to Teen Ink over the last five years. The pieces in this book were chosen because they were so powerful that they stood out from the rest. Teen Ink editors took a deep look into each poem's strengths then divided Leave This Song Behind into seven sections based on the poetic techniques or qualities that moved them most. Vivid sensory details made some poems shine; others caught their attention with simple, sparse language. Still others were chosen because of their thoughtful use of form; compelling stories; strong figurative language; unexpected connections and wit; and fresh writing about familiar topics. Dig in and let these brave young voices capture your heart and mind with their passion, their pain, and their amazing poetry!

Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

Ralph Fletcher - 2002
    At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak.This book is full of practical wisdom to help young writers craft beautiful poetry that shines, sings, and soars. It features writing tips and tricks, interviews with published poets for children, and plenty of examples of poetry by published writers—and even young people themselves.Perfect for classrooms, this lighthearted, appealing manual is a celebration of poetry that is a joy to read. Young poets and aspiring poets of all ages will enjoy these tips on how to simplify the process of writing poetry and find their own unique voice.

Robert Pattinson: True Love Never Dies

Josie Rusher - 2009
    Follow Pattinson’s meteoric rise to fame, from his early days as a model and his role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series to his new success as the brooding Edward Cullen. Read all about Robert's interests, his passion for music, and how he feels about becoming a teen heartthrob. Get the inside gossip on the filming of Twilight and his co-stars…as well as plans for the sequel. With all that—and a free pull-out bedroom poster, too—this book has everything!

Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry

X.J. Kennedy - 1982
    A collection that is joyously assembled and will be joyously read!

The Roar on the Other Side: A Guide for Student Poets

Suzanne Underwood Rhodes - 2000
    Unlike the eye of modern science (which sees the world as a giant specimen for us to dissect), poetry fosters and nurtures life by finding wonder in the nooks and crannies of ordinary life. Suzanne Rhodes, a longtime poet and teacher, offers The Roar on the Other Side as an introductory guide for students (junior high and up). Clear and imaginative, this book makes poetry approachable. Focusing on the importance of sight and the necessity of practice, Rhodes easily communicates the joy of words to her readers and helps them see how good poetry binds all seemingly-contradictory things together. Students will emerge from this book with a good handle on the basics of writing poetry and a new appreciation for the awesome world in which we live.

Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems

Kristine O'Connell George - 2002
    The first year brings an array of challenges: making new friends, moving from class to class, tests and homework, changing for PE, gossip, school dances, and, of course, budding romance. Short, accessible poems in a variety of forms, but all in a single voice—that of a new middle schooler—evoke the memorable moments of the school year, exploring situations and emotions that will resonate with preteens. Lively illustrations complement this perceptive, humorous, poignant record of an important transitional year.

Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School

Georgia Heard - 1904
    Along the way, we learn how to: create environments that encourage children to express their innate sense of wonder; introduce poetry that will engage them; and help children make the transition from reading and talking to writing.Best of all, Awakening the Heart is filled with luminous poemsby children, famous poets, and Heard herself.

The Persistence of Yellow: A Book of Recipes for Life

Monique Duval - 2000
    The unreal becomes real and the good gets a taste for the great.

A Child's Introduction to Poetry: Listen While You Learn about the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles and Made Us Laugh and Cry

Michael Driscoll - 2003
    The book encourages children to listen, read, and learn. Full color illustrations.

Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?: Teaching Great Poetry to Children

Kenneth Koch - 1974
    The celebrated poet Kenneth Koch conveys the imaginative splendor of great poetry--by Blake, Donne, Stevens, Lorca, and others--and then shows how it maybe taught so as to help children write poetry of their own. For this edition, the author has written a new introduction and a special afterword for teachers.