Friday, June 7, 2013

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference.
With summer vacation just around the corner, I'm looking at the books I'm going to purchase for the next school year and this one is definitely on my list.

"Whisper and shout: poems to memorize" edited by Patrice Vecchione.

Vecchione has collected poems in a variety of forms and grouped them by themes to provide an entertaining selection of poems that would be fun to memorize and a pleasure to recite aloud.  Sections designate poems about life, wordplay poems, poems of family and friends, humorous poems, the natural world, and wisdom and wonder to fill 85 pages.  Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, E.E. Cummings, Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein, Paul Fleischman, John Updike, and Lewis Carroll are only a few of the notables represented.


Mary Lee said...

This looks like a great one! I'll definitely check it out!!

Liz Steinglass said...

Me too. I really love the image on the front.

Joyce Ray said...

Books like these in a teachers' library can help build a love for memorizing and keeping a poem with us always. Are we having a resurgence of this practice? Probably not. Thanks for sharing this book that makes it easier for us to incorporate poems into children's lives.

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