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Poetry notebooks serve many purposes in the curriculum.  They help develop pre-reading skills such as phonemic awareness, sight word recognition, and comprehension.   

Have children add a new poem once or twice a week to their poetry folders.

Begin by putting a poem on a pocket chart for a week or so. Read the poem everyday.  After a couple of days, give the children individual word cards to match with words in the poem. 

Poetry notebook cover sheet to print and color.

After reading the poem have the children draw an
illustration for the poem.
Each poem will open in a new window.

All the poems below contain partial illustrations.

Poems by Kimberley M. Hutmacher

*Airplane Art

*Back To School (pdf)

*Perfect For A Picnic

*Gathering For Winter

Posted with permission by Kimberly M. Hutmacher, copyright © 2003. May be used with students for educational purposes.


All the poems below are without illustrations.

A Child's Garden Of Verse
By Robert Louis Stevenson




Back To The Garden
Ted Jacobs

 

The beautiful poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson set to acoustic music. The music enhances the poems from "A Child's Garden of Verse" and follows the tone of the poem.

From the waltz-type melody of the poem "The Swing" to the dreamy "Escape at Bedtime." Many of the poems when set to music are very soothing and would be great to listen to when working, napping, or when a quite listen is wanted.

Below is a pdf containing the poems on the "Back To The Garden" CD. The poems can be printed for children to read and illustrate while or after listening to the song. Right click and save gardenof versesPDF


 

*Bed in Summer

*At the Sea-side

*Rain

*Pirate Story

*Foreign Lands

*Windy Nights

*Singing

*Looking Forward

 

*Where Goes The Boats?

*The Land Of Counterpane

*The Land Of Nod

*My Shadow

*The Caterpilar
By Christina Rossetti

*A Slash of Blue
By Emily Dickinson

*Wishes
By Sara Teasdale

 

Worksheets

*Scholastic-Write a Poem Worksheet to brainstorm possible words for animals, adjectives, and rhymes.  

 

Recommended Books    

Imagine This
Imagine This!
By Joanne Froh
Illustrated by Frances Plagens
Joanne Frances Press
ISBN: 0977764001
Ages: 7+

 

  A collection of rhyming poems for children, illustrated with black-and-white drawings by artist Frances Plagens. The poems will draw children's attention and imaginations with poems of day dreams and make believe.

Poetry Speaks to Children
Poetry Speaks To Children

Sourcebooks Mediafusion;
Book & CD edition
ISBN: 1402203292

 

 

This book is an uniquely beautiful anthology of 95 poems with 52 of them read aloud on the accompanying CD. more

Poetry Play For Preschoolers

By Kimberly M. Hutmacher

Poems and activities to challenge and enhance children's creativity.
An A to Z Kids Stuff Ebook Exclusive.

Children's Poetry Party

By Kimberly M. Hutmacher
and Madison M. Hutmacher

This ebook provides lessons and activities to get children excited and inspired to try their hands at different forms of poetry.

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