by Terrell A. Young and Nancy L. Hadaway
Below is a list of books that educators can use to introduce poetry lessons into their classrooms.
Barton, B., & Booth, D. (2004). Poetry goes to school: From Mother Goose to Shel Silverstein. Markham, ON: Pembroke Publishers.
Booth, D., & Moore, B. 2003. Poems please! Sharing poetry with Children. (2nd edition). Markham, Ontario, CA: Pembroke Publishers.
Burkhardt, R. M. (2006). Using poetry in the classroom: Engaging students in learning. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Chatton, B. (2010). Using poetry across the curriculum: Learning to love language. (2nd edition). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Collom, J., & Noethe, S. (2005). Poetry everywhere: Teaching poetry writing in school and in the community. New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Corbett, P. (2008). Jumpstart! Poetry. New York: Routledge.
Fitch, S., & Swartz, L. (2008). The Poetry experience: Choosing and using poetry in the classroom. Markham, ON: Pembroke.
Franco, Betsy. (2005). Conversations with a poet: Inviting poetry into k-12 classrooms. Richard C. Owens.
Heard, G., & Laminack, L.L. (2008). Reading and writing poetry across the year. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Holbrook, S. (2005). Practical poetry: A nonstandard approach to meeting content area standards. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Janeczko, P. B. 2011. Reading poetry in the middle grades: 20 poems and activities that meet the Common Core Standards and cultivate a passion for poetry. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Vardell, S. M. (2007). Poetry people: A practical guide to children’s poets. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
Vardell, S. M. (2012). The poetry teacher’s book of lists. Seattle, WA: CreateSpace.
Vardell, S. M. (2012). Poetry aloud here 2: Sharing poetry with children. Chicago: American Library Association.
This article is an addendum to an article on page 30 of the October/November 2012 issue
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