During a transitional time of year -- terms ending, holidays looming -- poetry can provide a welcome respite, as well as a fast lesson plan. While poetry sometimes gets relegated to a specific month or unit, kidlit expert Judy Freeman asserts that "every day of the year is a day to read aloud, write, and recite poetry."
Keep reading to learn more about Judy's article, "Every Month is Poetry Month" -- it's part of the Desperate Librarians series, which is packed with classroom-tested activities and a rich selection of read-alouds. While you're at it, be sure to grab some printable goodies to share with students.
Get the Goods
To find the article in NoveList,
search by title or UI 444270
For more from Judy, search "Desperate Librarians" and click the Lists & Articles tab
Click on the images to print:
"Poem in My Pocket" templates for students to decorate (left)