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  1. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry
    The author of this article advocates using "great" poetry with children, and providing the link between the reading and writing of poetry.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   2 – 7  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Creating Lifelong Readers Through Independent Reading
    This book provides information on the benefits of independent reading, how to set up a classroom library, and ways to actively engage students in independent reading.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Lonely as a Cloud: Using Poetry to Understand Similes
    Students identify similes in poetry and gain experience in using similes as a poetic device in their own work.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Poets in Practice
    This article discusses the need to engage students and teachers in active poetry writing.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play
    What wonderful ways words work! The parts of speech are the highlight of this lesson in which students identify parts of speech in a nonsensical poem and then create their own wild and wacky rhymes.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    What is Poetry? Contrasting Poetry and Prose
    Students often find poetry frustrating and meaningless. By helping students think critically about the differences between poetry and prose, this introduction sets the stage for different strategies for comprehending poetic texts.