Connect with poetry as we read two books from different authors. From rhymes and rhythms to outrageously funny and deeply profound, poetry can be thoughtful, exciting, and powerful.
Learn to make a shape poem! This is a poem that takes on the shape of the thing you are writing about. You could write a poem about rain in the shape of a raindrop, or about love in the shape of a heart. The possibilities are endless!
Hip-Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Alicia Vergel de Dios, Damian Ward, Kristen Balouch, Jeremy Tugeau, and Michele Noiset.
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings, written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish by Juan Felipe Herrera