Friday, September 25, 2015

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Poetry for Children.

For Poetry Friday: I'm particularly fond of poetry that has cross-curriculum appeal so today's share is "Got Geography!: poems" edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Philip Stanton. 


Bennett has collected sixteen geography-themed poems by various authors to delight readers and inspire adventures both real and imagined. You'll find some familiar names here -- Jane Yolen, Carl Sandburg, Kristine O'Connell George, and J. Patrick Lewis to name a few.


Verses vary from simple to sophisticated, providing the target audience of fourth through seventh graders with multiple reading options. Topics range from specific places such as Australia to broader subjects of the equator and gravity.


Stanton's artwork is colorful and inventive -- a reminder that geography is fun!


A delightful way to introduce geography studies.



Mary Lee said...

Ooh! That's one I've never seen! On my Get From The Library list!!

Carmela Martino said...

This sounds like a TERRIFIC collection, Janet. I'll have to check it out!


JANET: Thank you for sharing this post. My best. Lee

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hi and thanks for joining our Poetry Friday gathering this week! I'm a big fan of cross-curricular poems too-- and if you're looking for more, I have lists and lists of them by subject area in THE POETRY TEACHER'S BOOK OF LISTS. Just FYI.

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