I have several poems in The Poetry Friday Anthology (Common Core K-5 edition): Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core, a new?offering from Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (of PoetryTag Time fame:>) I want to share some other poems, but I like to get permission before sharing someone’s entry from an anthology. So, for this first mention, I’ll share one of mine (and, yes, I gave myself permission):
Milk a cow,
Find a nest.
I like cuddling
–Laura Purdie Salas
The really cool thing about this anthology is that it’s divided by grade, and then it offers a poem for every week of the school year. So my poem above is in the Kindergarten section, Week 4: Pets. And, even better, each poem has a Take 5 box that offers 5 ways to use the poem in the classroom or to help kids connect with it. This will be invaluable for teachers and librarians! Isn’t that nifty?
I’ll share more info in coming weeks, but this anthology is available in both print and e versions. Go to amazon.com and type “Poetry Friday Anthology” into the search box and check it out!
Mary Lee at A Year of Reading has the Poetry Friday Roundup today. Go enjoy!