Child's Introduction to Poetry w/ CD

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Item #: 037493
ISBN: 9781579122829
EAN: 768821228255
Grades: PreK-6
Author: Michael Driscoll; Meredith Hamilton

Additional Details

Publisher: Black Dog and Leaventhal
Pub. Date: May 2003
Binding: Compact Disc; Mass Market; Mixed Media; Trade Cloth
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 10.32 x 10.25 x .54 in.; 1.61 lbs.
Edition: Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc., illustrated
Language: English
Audience: Juvenile

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I am so pleased with this poetry book and CD for my elementary kids When they were younger introducing them to nursery rhymes and rhythmic books was easy and fun enough Beyond the 'little kid' stuff my own experience with middle and high school poetry is one of confusion I don't want my kids to be afraid of trying to understand a poem or get overly frustrated in analysis before they get a chance to marvel at great poetry I want them to enjoy it! I want them to hear it properly and passionately spoken! Because of my own background and how handicapped I felt when trying to read poetry I chose this because it comes with a CD to help us in our process It allows us to easily listen over and over again in the car I am finding a new appreciation for poetry! Now that I've become familiar with the more difficult poems I can confidently read them aloud! Even so each time I listen to the CD again I notice something new Some of the longer poems such as The Pied Piper of Hamelin and The Raven are not recorded in their entirety but a narrator fills in the parts of the story that are missing Feeling like I understood the gist of those poems I was excited to then look up the rest of the text on-line and challenge myself to read it! Aside from my own growth the kids ask to listen to the CD and they laugh or ask questions about the poems I hear them mumbling what they remember to themselves for fun at other times of the day! The hard cover book is beautifully illustrated and includes information about the poets themselves types of poetry and vocabulary words There is such a great variety: short long serious funny simple and complex My only side note is that there are some 'dark' poems and passionate references to 'the devil' which may bother some families If a poem bothers me or one of my kids we talk about it and then skip it in the future I can safely say the whole family has painlessly learned and grown through this!
May 13, 2014
Used it as a group lesson once a week Have Prek 2nd 6th and 8th grader boys Poetry covers all ages touches on a wide variety of styles Good overview of the subject CD is nice addition Someone else can read the poems so I can enjoy listening too
May 19, 2008
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simple introduction to a variety of poetry
Heather G on Jul 27, 2016
simple introduction to a variety of poetry
Heather G on Jul 27, 2016
After checking it out at the library, I wanted to add it to our home library.
User on May 12, 2016
After checking it out at the library, I wanted to add it to our home library.
User on May 12, 2016
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