Sunday, April 1, 2012

Professional Resource Books about Poetry for Young People

These professional reference sources will provide additional background you’ll find helpful in selecting and sharing poetry with young people, including guiding them through the poetry writing process.

The list begins:

Ada, Alma Flor; Harris, Violet, and Hopkins, Lee Bennett. 1993. A Chorus of Cultures; Developing Literacy through Multicultural Poetry. Carmel, CA: Hampton-Brown Books.

Ambrosini, Michelle and Morretta, Teresa. 2003. Poetry Workshop for Middle School; Activities That Inspire Meaningful Language Learning. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Barton, Bob and David Booth. 2004. Poetry Goes to School: From Mother Goose to Shel Silverstein. Markham, Ontario, CA: Pembroke Publishers.

Bauer, Caroline Feller. 1995. The Poetry Break: An Annotated Anthology with Ideas for Introducing Children to Poetry. New York: H W Wilson.

Booth, David and Moore, Bill. 2003. Poems Please! Sharing Poetry with Children. 2nd edition. Markham, Ontario, CA: Pembroke Publishers.

For the rest of the list, get your copy of The Poetry Teacher’s Book of Lists.
And if you already have the book and would like to offer additions, corrections, or other input, please do so in the COMMENTS area. Thanks!

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