I'm not a HUGE fan of poetry... tended to struggle interpreting most of it when I was younger and just had a hard time focusing on reading it. However, as a teacher, I know poetry has to come into play at some point in time in my future classroom and since I was offered an ARC of Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems. The book, I must say, was truly wonderful! The poems are incredibly written - and children will hold them near and dear to their hearts as they will truly be able to connect personally with probably 75% of the poems in the book.
I think this book would make for a wonderful springboard to a writing workshop focusing on list poems. Because of that, I have complied a list of links relating to lesson plans for list poems or just more information regarding list poems. This book will definitely be on the shelf in my future classroom for sharing with students!
- Poetry Teachers - List Poems
- Funny Poetry for Children
- Charlotte's Web: List Poems
- Ideas for Writing Poetry in the Classroom
- Poetry/List Poems
If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the books reviewed or if you'd like to purchase the books, click the cover image for a link to Amazon.com.