Happy National Poetry Month! Thanks for dropping by my Poem Starter Video party. Hey, don’t forget this Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Here are four short poems from The Poetry Friday Anthology your students can use, and here are loads more ideas for the day.
Today’s poem comes from?The Poetry Friday Anthology (Common Core K-5 edition): Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core
(Pomelo, 2013), edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.?It’s one of my favorite?anthologies to recommend to teachers because of its extraordinary range of poets/poems and its terrific and easy teaching tips. I’m sharing several poems from it this month, in fact! And today’s poem comes from Janet Wong! Yay! Janet is not only a beautiful poet, but she is a do-kind of writer/publisher. She doesn’t just talk about something, she jumps on an idea and makes it happen! And she’s super generous about sharing ideas and?information with other poets. Here is Janet’s super?poem, “The Do Kind.” It’s from the 3rd grade section of the book (Week 21: Love and Friendship).
The Do Kind
When my ball flies over the wall,
you run and get it back.
When my books fall down the stairs,
you help me pick them up.
Some friends are see friends,
me me me friends.
You are the do kind,
the me and you kind.
–by Janet Wong, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: