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  • Item #: 009810
    ISBN: 9781550354331
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    For a more in-depth course in poetic appreciation and understanding, turn to these units which contain and analyze some of the best poetry from the late Middle Ages through the 19th (Classical) or early 20th (Traditional) century. The poems used are printed right in the loose-leaf text and include works from such notable authors as William Shakespeare, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, John Milton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Both units begin with a study of "The Ballad", though more attention is given to this form in the Traditional Poetry unit, which also contains a Nursery Rhymes section. The basic organization of Classical Poetry is by "Age" (Elizabethan, Seventeenth Century, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Nineteenth Century) with a discussion about that era and the style of poetry characterizing it. Biographical information about each poet is included, along with a blackline "portrait." After the first two units in Traditional Poetry, that book is organized by poet and also includes biographical information and a portrait for each. Activities follow the poetry. These range from interpretational to a study of poetic devices and are very well-contrived, with ample explanation and background information. Concluding each unit are activities for essay and discussion centering around themes in the poems or asking students to compare or contrast aspects of two or more of the poems. These are excellent units; my only quibble is the lack of a teacher key to evaluate student responses. If you do this study along with your child, this shouldn't be much of a deterrent.
  • Item #: 005279
    ISBN: 9781596470934
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    Did you know that everyone has poet potential? We just need to tap into the freedom that comes from writing down our thoughts, memories, and feelings. Of course, there are a few things we can do to give shape and structure to our poems. This book is a self-instructional introduction to poetry for an older child or adult, but it could be used well with younger children with adult supervision. It defines 14 poetic elements in easy-to-understand terms. Building step-by-step, this book begins with metaphors and similes, then moves on to skills such as personification, imagery, alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme, meter, tone, synesthesia, and symbolism. Each term has a chapter dedicated to them. The term is clearly defined and then illustrated by many poems (written by the author's former students) which provide ample examples (a little rhyme there). Then the chapter includes worksheets, exercises, and writing suggestions to get those creative juices flowing as your children practice the skills in their own poetry. The author, Shelley Tucker, has clearly written this book in such a way that beginning poets can easily understand and apply the principles to their writing. The exercises and concepts are also relevant to experienced poets who want to improve their poetry. Poetry - taught in a way that unleashes the poet inside! 144 pages, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 037493
    ISBN: 9781579122829
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    This book by Michael Driscoll introduces young students to poetry and famous poets in a way they will find interesting and fun. The first part of the book describes the various types of poetry like nursery rhymes, villanelle, limerick, narrative verse, ballad, sonnet, free verse, and more. Each type of poem is described quickly and clearly, and then the book contains famous examples of that type of poem. Kids can either read the poems themselves, or play the accompanying CD when prompted. The audio CD includes all the poems in the book read alternately by a man and a woman with pleasant voices. Colorful boxes tell readers when to play a track on the CD, as well as sharing extra information about the poems or their authors. "Words for the Wise" boxes are included on each page, defining words in the poems that children may not be familiar with. "If You're a Poet, You Should Know It" boxes are also included throughout the book, with vocabulary words related to poetry defined (like stanza, alliteration, etc.). After all the types of poetry are introduced, explained, and exampled, the second half of the book is dedicated to famous poets. A quick biography of each poet is included and then excerpts from that person's poetry are shared. These excerpts (sometimes full poems) are also included on the CD. Text boxes on the pages give a summary of the poems and explain confusing parts. Fun, colorful, little drawings accompany these poems (as well as those earlier in the book) and add to the charm of the book. Homer, Shakespeare, Blake, Dickinson, Kipling, Sandburg, Heaney, Angelou, and many more are included in this section of the book. Overall, 64 famous poems are included in the book (and on the CD). With the easy-to-understand explanations and numerous examples, young students will be grasping and enjoying poetry in no time. Book includes a listing of all 64 tracks on the CD and measures 10.25" x 10.25". 96 pages, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 009821
    ISBN: 9781550355192
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    For a more in-depth course in poetic appreciation and understanding, turn to these units which contain and analyze some of the best poetry from the late Middle Ages through the 19th (Classical) or early 20th (Traditional) century. The poems used are printed right in the loose-leaf text and include works from such notable authors as William Shakespeare, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, John Milton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Both units begin with a study of "The Ballad", though more attention is given to this form in the Traditional Poetry unit, which also contains a Nursery Rhymes section. The basic organization of Classical Poetry is by "Age" (Elizabethan, Seventeenth Century, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Nineteenth Century) with a discussion about that era and the style of poetry characterizing it. Biographical information about each poet is included, along with a blackline "portrait." After the first two units in Traditional Poetry, that book is organized by poet and also includes biographical information and a portrait for each. Activities follow the poetry. These range from interpretational to a study of poetic devices and are very well-contrived, with ample explanation and background information. Concluding each unit are activities for essay and discussion centering around themes in the poems or asking students to compare or contrast aspects of two or more of the poems. These are excellent units; my only quibble is the lack of a teacher key to evaluate student responses. If you do this study along with your child, this shouldn't be much of a deterrent.
  • Item #: 041088
    ISBN: 9781600510410
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  • Item #: 001924
    ISBN: 9781930443136
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    An excellent resource, this book teaches students to write poetry by studying the forms and styles of great writers such as Shakespeare, Scott, Tennyson, and Longfellow. Students then complete a number of practice activities which reinforce the concepts learned.

    The student workbook contains 30 lessons. It is recommended that three lessons be covered each week. Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

    As the teacher you will likely want to read through the new concepts at the top of the page with your student. Concepts covered in this volume include: simile, rhyme, how to use a rhyming dictionary, metaphor, meter, pun, iamb, personification, trochee, synecdoche, anapest, hyperbole, dactyl, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhetorical question, refrain, oxymoron, spacial poetry, and euphemism. The student will then work through the activity. After every few lessons, review questions are given to insure that the concepts are retained and to provide additional practice of previously-covered information. Upon the completion of this program, the student should have mastered several figures of speech called tropes. A cumulative test is also included. Teacher's edition contains teaching instructions as well as completed student pages. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 007196
    ISBN: 9780394850108
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    We have many poetry books in our house. While we can't agree on which is best, this anthology is definitely one of our favorites! Compiled especially for children ages 5-12, it's a veritable treasure house of delightful poetry, both classic and contemporary. Charmingly illustrated by Arnold Loebel, the 572 poems (selected by Jack Prelutsky) are arranged in fourteen thematic sections. Not only an "award winner" at our house, this compendium has earned numerous distinguished awards from the American Library Association, Children's Editor's Choice, the International Reading Association, and School Library Journal. Ours is getting quite dog-eared - like any much-read book! Please note there is one small section that includes poems on "magic" and mythical creatures, such as trolls, goblins, ghosts, and witches, but little mention of Halloween is made in the seasonal and holiday section. 244 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 060061
    ISBN: 9780545195720
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    Poetry is a perfect avenue for teaching literary elements. They are typically short, allowing you to focus on particular elements without losing sight of the poem as a whole. This book has 12 reproducible lessons, each following the same format. First comes a definition of the literary element and suggestions for introducing it and the poem to your students, a vocabulary box, reading the poem aloud, discussion and activity suggestions, a writing activity and some ideas to extend the lesson. In the back of the book is a glossary of key terms and reproducible activity pages (graphic organizers) to help students understand the literary elements. Terms learned are plot, setting, character, theme, symbolism, metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, mood and poetic patterns. The poems themselves are as varied as the literary elements. Some are quite short, only a couple are longer, but still not more than a page. The subjects have broad appeal and are very well chosen to demonstrate the elements. A ballad called “The Golden Vanity” teaches plot and a short one called “Quilt” demonstrate symbolism, for example. If you are wanting to add poetry and are not sure how, this book walks you through the process in a very user-friendly presentation. 96pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 047581
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    What's the right amount of poetry for a junior high student? I think you'll agree that this collection is "just right." Assuming the student knows the basics (e.g. rhythm, rhyme patterns, metaphor, etc.), this study provides 32 poems (one for each week) printed right in the book. The collection is eclectic; some classic, some not, but each with something to offer – and the invitation to the student to slow down long enough to see, hear, and taste the world the poet has created. Following each poem is a short series of discussion questions, one of which is a vocabulary inquiry. Students are encouraged to keep a notebook with the answers and are often asked to write short paragraphs. Because answers will typically vary, there's no answer key. 105 pgs, pb

  • Item #: 003588
    ISBN: 9780825138027
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    Residing in this handy volume are the explanations and examples of literary and poetic elements you've been looking for! After a short preface, the entire book consists of reproducible student pages, and is pretty much self-instructional. According to the author, "Words are tools, and mastered words are power tools." In this spirit, all of the exercises are reality-based and constitute actual practice in using each new term as a tool. The first part of the book covers the basic tools: setting, plot, mood, conflict, style, theme, point of view, slant, and character, with a special section on outlining. The second part covers the shared vocabulary of poetry and prose: figures of speech (antithesis, apostrophe, hyperbole, irony, literary allusion, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, personification, simile, synecdoche, and understatement). Each of these first two sections contains a definition of the term, a cartoonish depiction of the concept, additional explanation, examples, and exercises. Answers to these exercises are included in the back of the book. The final part covers the specialized vocabulary of poetry: melody (alliteration, assonance, and rhyme), onomatopoeia, rhythm, and rhyme schemes. It also presents and explains various types of poetry including: epic, narrative, lyric, acrostic, ballad, blank verse, didactic, dramatic, elegy, epigram, epitaph, free verse, haiku, light verse, limerick, ode, parody, pastoral, satire, sonnet, and wordplay. A special section on poetry explication, complete with sample questions and sample explication elements ends the unit. One of the problems I've encountered in using a non-text approach to literature in the upper grades is the hit-or-miss presentation of literary terms. Some guides touch on a concept or two in each guide but what are the chances that my high schoolers will be exposed to all of them in our course of study? So, I've been on the lookout for a book just like this, to make sure my children have the familiarity and understanding of literary and poetic terms they'll need in college - regardless of the literature program we use.

  • Item #: 028574
    ISBN: 9781557997333
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    This book walks the student through 41 step-by-step lessons which first introduce them to a type of poetry, and then guide them through the writing process so they can create their own verses. Each lesson fits nicely on a two-page spread, where the specific poem type is explained through definition and example, and a reproducible student page on the right where they work through steps to write their own. For example, in the lesson on haiku, they learn about haiku poetry, read through the given suggestions and tips on how to write their own, think about possible topics, write several phrases or words related to the topic, and then work at arranging them to fit the 5-7-5 haiku pattern. The bottom of the page features blank lines for writing their finished poetry, with plenty of blank space for illustrations or borders. The format and content of these lessons make it easy for students to work on their own, and the lessons are designed to be completed fairly quickly. Some poetry types covered in the lessons are: couplets, onomatopoeia, cinquain, ballad, metaphor, diamonte, I wish poetry, ABC poetry, limericks, question, recipe, tongue twister, trouble, people, simile, and much more. Suggestions on how to collect and share poetry are included, as well as a bibliography and step-by-step bookbinding techniques - in case you really get into poetry-writing! - Jess

  • Item #: 024239
    ISBN: 9781583241516
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    Here is a fun and simple way for your elementary students to become familiar with a variety of different poetry forms. Consumable, reproducible activity pages use examples and exercises to guide the students step-by-step through learning about and writing their own poetry in each of these forms: shape, pattern, acrostic, syllable poems, tongue twisters, sense poems, nursery rhymes, string, opposite, and describing poems; haiku, cinquains, and limericks. Assessments, checklists, evaluations and answer pages to help the teacher keep track of where the students are. ~ Zach

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  • Item #: 031428
    ISBN: 9780764145919
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    Don't let the carefree appearance fool you – this is a serious poetry book! Covering both an understanding of poetry and direction in writing poetry, this is a comprehensive resource for poetry students. The book is divided into five chapters addressing the nature of poetry, character, setting, plot, mood, choosing words, imagery, rhyme, poetry devices, poetic forms, and many other topics. Each page is filled with explanations, information, and fine examples to study. Sections called "Brain Ticklers" offer students a chance to dissect poems, answer questions, and practice their comprehension of the material. Written directly to the student, this resource can be used independently or with parent/teacher direction. 358 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 070558
    ISBN: 9780140435689
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  • Item #: 063986
    ISBN: 9781491459942
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    Maybe poetry is your passion and you want some new thoughts. You’ll be amazed at the amount of information packed into Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry. The first chapter helps you develop habits that will help you be a better poet – embrace words, phrases, and your emotions; read more to write better; don’t lose your ideas, keep an idea journal. Different forms of poetry are then presented – found poem, haiku, acrostic, cinquain, and Fibonacci. Even rhyming poems aren’t all the same – traditional rhymes, near rhymes, and internal rhymes. The language you use affects your final product – sensory words, comparisons, repetition, alliteration, assonance, and consonance. When you can’t think of a thing to write about, go after ideas – look around, use your idea journal, try a different poetic form. The last two chapters of the book will help your poet polish and share their poems. This book would be a great poetry unit, not just a supplement.

  • Item #: 065456
    ISBN: 9781892427489
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  • Item #: 031790
    ISBN: 9781557999948
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  • Item #: 016832
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    This colorful, bookmark holds definitions of several types of poetry (cinquain, haiku) on one side and definitions of poetry terms (alliteration, meter, rhyme scheme) on the other.

  • Item #: 044204
    ISBN: 9781420690514
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  • Item #: 046057
    ISBN: 9780756535209
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  • Item #: 031788
    ISBN: 9781557999917
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    ISBN: 9781557999924
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    ISBN: 9781557999931
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  • Item #: 016906
    ISBN: 9780743932738
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    The way you introduce poetry to young students can make a huge difference in the way they approach poetry for years to come. This workbook helps you introduce students to poetry as a fun, creative chance to write down their thoughts and feelings in silly or meaningful poems. The first few pages present the different kinds of poems covered, so the teacher can gain familiarity with the examples and the unique qualities of each poem. Then worksheets are given to introduce students to the different poems, including couplets, free verse, haikus, limericks, acrostics, sensory poems, personal poems, chants, and much more. The worksheets provide students with simple ways to get started writing poetry, from making word lists, to answering questions, to completing frameworks. Templates are given for each different kind of poetry covered, and students will enjoy completing them. Pages near the end hold lots of seasonal patterns and stationery for young students to work on. A very light, but complete introduction to creative poetry for young students. Reproducible, 96 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 031802
    ISBN: 9780739898925
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  • Item #: 013439
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    A follow-up to Intermediate Poetry and the last book in the poetry series. Chapter coverage includes foot/meter, stanza forms, figures of speech, and reading/understanding poetry. Optional reading selections include Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Spenser's Faierie Queene, Dante's Inferno, and Milton's Paradise Lost as pre-lessons for each chapter. A wide variety of poetry selections are used throughout the lessons as models and examples. Although the lessons (2-5 per chapter) are clearly laid out and progress sequentially through the skill sets, writing assignments are advanced and include analysis exercises and essays, poetry imitations, paraphrasing, diagramming metaphors, and writing précis. 234 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 031805
    ISBN: 9780739898956
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    ISBN: 9780739898963
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