Poetry Aloud Here!: Sharing Poetry with Children in the Library

American Library Association, 20.02.2006 - 217 Seiten

There's no money in poetry, but there's no poetry in money either.—Robert Graves, poet

Poetry is enjoying a surge of popularity, with a new talented generation of children's poets leading the pack. Poetry reading for children has come a long way since the dry recitation of the classics from yesteryear. Today, thanks to poetry jams and slams, interactive poetry web sites, and engaging National Poetry Month activities, children think of poetry as lively and fun. Today's poetry presentations are geared to make children laugh, think, interact with their world...even put a new spin on their classwork.

Poetry expert Vardell shows how librarians, teachers, and others can introduce children, ages 5 to 12, to the world of poetry in a way that's meaningful, participatory, and fun. Presenting a wide assortment of possibilities, this made-for-browsing reference features:

  • Advice on pairing poems with other genres across the school curriculum
  • 10 major strategies for enabling active audience participation
  • Original essays and poems written by top children's poets
  • Poetry building exercises and other activities to engage children
  • Lists of poetry resources including major children's poetry awards, favorite classical poems, international poems, and much more.

From choosing a poem and developing presentations that will keep the audience captivated, to using promotional displays and materials, Poetry Aloud Here! takes the reader through all the steps of introducing poetry for children. Full of tips, advice, and lists of ideas and resources, it's an indispensable guide for school library specialists, teachers, and YA librarians.

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How many times have you heard someone say that he or she doesn't read poetry because it was ruined by the school experience? Alas, the teachers and librarians of these unfortunates did not have the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2006)

Sylvia M. Vardell is currently a professor at Texas Woman's University in the School of Library and Information Studies.

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