||The Poetry Friday Anthology
edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong
Pomolo Books, 2012
Just in time for the 2012-2013 school year, get your copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology, edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. It's a new anthology of 218 original, previously-unpublished poems for children in kindergarten through fifth grade by 75 popular poets from Jack Prelutsky and J. Patrick Lewis to Jen Bryant, Jane Yolen, X.J. Kennedy, Margarita Engle, Nikki Grimes, Kathi Appelt, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Georgia Heard, and many more. The book includes a poem a week for the whole school year (K-5) with Common Core curriculum connections provided for each poem, each week,and each grade level. Just five minutes every “Poetry Friday” will reinforce key skills in reading and language arts such as rhyme, repetition, rhythm, and
The Poetry Friday Anthology brings the Poetry Friday concept into the classroom or library and makes it easy to take five minutes every Friday (or any day) to share a poem. Explore a poem, connect it with children's lives and capitalize on a
teachable moment. Pausing to share a poem—and reinforce a language skill—on Poetry Friday is a simple and effective way to
infuse poetry into your current teaching practice or routine.