Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Poetry is an often overlooked literary form in the classroom. What better reason to incorporate such an exceptional type of literacy into the classroom than an entire month devoted to its presence? Quality poetry books can be tough to find when perusing the book store’s shelves. We turned to our resident experts – the School Literacy and Culture mentor team – and asked them to share their favorites.
Here is a list of their five top picks:
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
- Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young by Jack Prelutsky
- A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky
- Color Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen
- Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs
|Authored by Jordan Khadam-Hir, Rice University School Literacy and Culture|