Friday, June 17, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Check It Out.

My selection is "Falling Down the Page" -- an anthology of list poems edited by Georgia Heard. 

This is a collection of 32 works by such well known poets as Jane Yolen, Allan Wolf, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Lee Bennett Hopkins and editor Georgia Heard.  The book is formatted like a note pad, long, slim, and bound at the top which allows the poetry to be displayed vertically, and the poems do indeed "fall down the page."

The anthology is a celebration of childhood's everyday activities and the list poems are as varied as the poets: "Things to Do If You Are a Pencil" by Elaine Magliaro, "Winter's Presents" by Patricia Hubbell, "Good-Byes" by Eileen Spinelli, and "Chorus of Four Frogs" by David Harrison

Teachers will find this collection accessible and fun for their students and a great opportunity to invite children to create their own list poems. 

1 comment:

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Well, that's funny! I posted a poem from this book today to mark the end of school--now I can go back and make a link to your post.

Happy summer!

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