10 Powerful Poetry Books for TeensThis month is the 20 th anniversary of National Poetry Month , a celebration of language and literary achievement from around the world. Sasha Harless finds herself without a family when her mother runs off, her father dies during a mining accident, and her older brother dies in the line of duty as a firefighter. Sasha takes to poetry, finding freedom in putting her feelings onto the page. A gorgeous book, bound to captivate middle grade readers and beyond. When the fifth graders discover their school will be closed, each student writes poems to include in a time capsule of their last year at Emerson Elementary.
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Skip to main content. Teaching Poetry. In Stock. Great ideas for teaching poetry. Appropriate for middle school aged kids. I felt some of the lessons were a little over my students heads, 4th graders. I was able to modify it to fit their needs.
Rhyme lovers of every age, rejoice, for April is National Poetry Month! We all know that little readers love silly sing song poems, and adults can get lost in the emotions of a good poetry collection, but what about middle graders? Wonderfully, middle grade readers get the best of both poetry worlds, with plenty of funny collections, serious books, and ageless crossovers that can enjoyed all month and beyond! Add to Bag. Fans of Shel Silverstein will absorb this collection surprises readers, from the ongoing amusing conflict going on between the writer and illustrator, to the inexplicably misnumbered pages that can only be decoded if you crack the code in one of the poems. Illustrated by Ekua Holmes Newbery medalist and middle grade author Kwame Alexander has written a collection of 20 original poems with his friends Chris Colderley a poet and elementary school teacher and Marjory Wentworth the poet laureate of South Carolina that pay homage to famed poets.