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Styling Librarian: Poetry Fun Resources
Fun with poetry. I loved this book: My Teacher Is a Dinosaur by Loreen Leedy - Really enjoyed reading this book with my son. It was a fascinating introduction to earth’s history and development of life on earth as well. Hilarious jokes, terrific poems, great riddles, and jaw dropping facts. Also, fabulous illustrations!
How many have attended #titletalk on Twitter in the past? Me: I’ve always read through past posts but never experienced the brilliance, until today. I felt like I was in a crash one hour course with hundreds of brilliant minds all sharing their treasures. What a lucky experience for anyone who loves literature- especially teachers, librarians, school librarians and children’s literature fans.
I filled my Diigo page with an amazing amount of resources and shared them with my OASL- Oregon Association of School Libraries group community. Then I also thought I’d share them in this post (since I know how to do so now!- Again, what a great resource!)
Here’s a few quotes pulled from #titletalk from which I adored and was inspired:
@donalynbooks @mrschureads Yes, I tell my students that “811″ stands for a poetry emergency. (Dewey number). #titletalk
I am so inspired by this idea- thinking of creating a “drill” call with students- when I yell “811″ they jump up, run to 811′s while shouting (once) Poetry Emergency! — with shelf markers! — and then plop down and partner poetry read. I just created this image to have for introduction, feel free to use if you wish!
I could add more, but will just say, what a powerful discussion feast for the eyes.
Here are my favorite resources shared (some I loved in the past) through #titletalk today and organized in my Diigo account: Please note: I am not stating this is a perfectly organized list, just think all of these resources are worth some attention for inspiration when having fun with poetry with students.
- KIdsWWwrite - The online anthology for young authors and readers. Poetry lesson ideas including some terrific ideas from Margriet Ruurs. tags: writing poetry
- Poetry on the iPads, Part 2 | Inquiry Live in the Classroom Poetry on iPADS, what fun. Teacher lesson with student creations posted for other students to comment on. tags: poetry ipads part inquiry classroom
- Great Kid Books: Welcome to Poetry Friday! Poetry Tag Time and more! ”Tag, you’re it! It’s a game we all loved to play as kids. This book makes poetry fun and interesting by inviting poets to play a game of tag. It all starts off with Jack Prelutsky writing about the moon and what would happen if it was a balloon or cheese or a sun. And then Joyce Sidman’s tagged!” tags: great kid books welcome poetry friday ProfRes
- Reederama ”Here are my first graders’ Book Spine Poems.Please join our conversation! Share these Book Spine Poem Albums with your students and have them comment on them.” tags: poetry spinepoems poems classroom ProfRes
- Bookin’ Along: Poetry in the Classroom http://readingyear.blogspot.com/ tags: poetry
- Poetry 180 – Home Page ”Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.” tags: poetry education literacy literature english writing teaching reading
- Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest tags: poetry literature English education audio presentation speech poets
- Audio / Poems Out Loud Poems read aloud- wow, what a fabulous resource! tags: audio poems
- Julie Sheehan reads Hate Poem / Poems Out Loud Poem read aloud- Hate Poem – laugh through the hatred. tags: julie reads hate poem poems
- JoMA Archives: Poetry Poems collected based on Fairy Tales, Folklore, Myths tags: archives poetry ProfRes
- Home : American Life in Poetry ”American Life in Poetry provides newspapers and online publications with a free weekly column featuring contemporary American poems. The sole mission of this project is to promote poetry: American Life in Poetry seeks to create a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.” tags: poetry poets english writing literature american culture kooser
- Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time | Video on TED.com ”Celebrate Poetry with professional staff too!: Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk — and don’t miss the hilarious final poem!” tags: poetry TED ProfRes
- POETRY iPhone App : The Poetry Foundation ”With the Poetry Foundation’s POETRY mobile app, you can now take hundreds of poems by classic and contemporary poets with you wherever you go.” tags: poetry app
- PicLits.com – Create a PicLit PicLit – poetry activity! tags: writing poetry photos web2.0 piclits languagearts pictureprompt education
- National Poetry Month: Poem-a-Day Another poem a day resource! “National Poetry Month is April and we can thank Poets.org for wonderful materials to help us celebrate. Visit their extraordinary website as a place to begin. Listen to a favorite poet, download lesson plans, find out whether there are any special events scheduled locally, and examine the National Poetry Map.” tags: poetry poemaday month national
- GottaBook ”Thoughts, opinions, and ramblings about (broadly) children’s literature from my perspectives as a writer, parent, and volunteer elementary school librarian. Plus I post Fibs, Oddaptations and poetry galore, all listed on the right hand side of the blog.” tags: poetry ProfRes
- Spring by Karla Kuskin : The Poetry Foundation Poem to share when back from Spring Break! tags: spring poetry foundation
- Flying Words Project ”Flying Words Project is an American Sign Language (ASL) poetry troupe comprised of Deaf Poet Peter Cook and hearing coauthor Kenny Lerner. The goal of Flying Words is probably the same as all other poets, to play with language. As luck would have it, ASL is a language of moving pictures. So Kenny and Peter juxtapose imagery you can see in creating their work.” tags: flying words project Poetry ProfRes
- Poetry 180 – Introduction to Poetry Introduction to Poetry – Billy Collins Poem- beautiful. tags: poetry writing billy_collins 180 literacy cool poem
- James W. Hall’s Blog: ”Since “Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too” a poem I wrote about Spiderman, shows up in a lot of anthologies and text books and therefore becomes assignment material for students of many ages, I frequently get emails requesting more information on the poem. So I’ve prepared the following to answer some basic questions about that poem.” tags: james hall blog Poetry
- isnoop.net’s fridge 3.0. Play with my magnetic words. Magnet Poetry fun! tags: poetry words fun magnets magnetic writing
- Poetry Out of Nowhere: National Poetry Month Flash Mob! ”So a few weeks ago, I had this idea. What if my 7th grade English students staged a flash mob poetry event at the food court of our local mall? I kind of fell in love with this idea, even though I had no idea how to plan such a thing. I was pretty sure the school and mall would never approve it anyway, so I figured, “Why not ask?”” tags: poetry national month flash mob
- NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children ”The National Council of Teachers of English wishes to recognize and foster excellence in children’s poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.” tags: poetry literature awards NCTE recommended English children
- Newspaper Blackout Grab a newspaper, marker, black out the words you don’t need- create a Newspaper Blackout Poem! tags: poetry newspaper blackout writing creative poem
- Two Libraries One Voice: Our Poem In Your Pocket Day Celebration Our Poem In Your Pocket Day Celebration tags: tlchat poetry ProfRes
- Reading Is Fundamental | Reading Planet | Game Station RIF – fabulous ideas! Writing poems has never been so much fun! Are you ready to get messy and SPLAT your own poem? tags: poetry reading interactives interactive game literacy writing fundamental
- The magic of poetry for english language learners Slideshow- professional resource. tags: magic poetry english language learners ELL ProfRes
- Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Global, Multicultural Poetry Texts (Print and NonPrint) for Grades 7 – 12 Annotated list of poetry books for 7th-12th grade tags: poetry annotated_bibliography
- Sharon Creech Reads from Love That Dog Listen to the brilliant Sharon Creech read aloud from her book, Love That Dog tags: poetry author
- Poem In Your Pocket Day- Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More ”Celebrate national Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 26, 2012!The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.” tags: poetry poem writing poets pocket English april Library
- Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Poetry Books for Grades 3 – 5 Poetry Books for Grades 3 – 5 Annotated list! tags: main road poetry books grades annotated_bibliography
- Charles R. Smith, Jr., Author & Photographer Charles R. Smith- wonderful poet, list of his books. One of my favorites! “The grade levels you see here are only a general recommendation. I’ve seen middle schoolers get excited about Brown Sugar Babies and first graders enjoy Rimshots. This is only a guide of where to begin.” tags: photographer smith charles author poetry booklists booklist
- A Tuesday Poem: Revolution for the Tested Revolution for the Tested by Kate Messner (Copyright 2010) Beautiful poem to share with students and staff. tags: reading writing poem poetry literacy
- Kid’s Club : Games Shel Silverstein poetry fun page tags: poetry ProfRes student kid club games
- If I Were a Student in Your School | ellBillofRights ELL Bill of Rights, beautiful poem tags: student school poetry ProfRes ELL
- Won Ton | Lee Wardlaw; illustrations by Eugene Yelchin | Macmillan WON TON: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku A must share during Poetry Month! tags: ton lee illustrations eugene poetry ProfRes
- Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.