Hi everyone! I’m off to a bit of a late start for Mentor Monday this week!

Hi everyone! I’m off to a bit of a late start for Mentor Monday this week! The sleep patterns of a newborn are unpredictable. Thankfully my two older ones take nice afternoon naps. Can you relate to the beauty of coordinated nap times for your little ones? It really is a beautiful thing, and it gives me a much needed mini-break too! My post is going to be a bit short as a result but my lovely and faithful blogger friends are here to provide wonderful resources for teaching poetry. I have 3 to share with you that I hope you’ll check out and share with a friend.

1. Knock At A Star by X. J. Kennedy

I’ve used this book as a reference for classic poetry for years and I truly recommend picking it up. It’s a wonderful anthology with helpful commentary and analysis. If you are new to teaching poetry to children, this book will guide you.

2. National Poem In Your Pocket Day: Leave it to New Yorkers to start a new tradition. I’ve celebrated this day with my class for several years and it is so much fun! April 24 is the day. Learn all about it at this site. Save the date. It gets bigger and better every year!

3. Poetry Challenge For Kids: Erica from What Do We Do All Day is calling you to share, recite and enjoy poetry in a new and exciting way. Read her post here. You can easily complete this challenge in class or at home. 🙂

I hope you’ll take the time to read through these ideas and resources and maybe try some yourself. Do you have poetry traditions? Please share in the comments!

One last thing…Mentor Monday will be taking a week off next week for the Easter holiday. See you back here on April 28!

*Note to fellow teacher bloggers: If you’d like to link up your post with a mentor text about this literacy topic, THANK YOU!
Here is a link to the Mentor Monday button I’ve created.
Please use it at the beginning of your post to make it easily recognizable on all link-ups. Also, please name your post Mentor Monday Linky 4/14/14: Teacher Resources For Teaching Poetry. You’ll find the link-up at the end of this post. It will stay open until 11:30 P.M. Thursday night 4/17/14.

I’m so excited to read your posts to learn about some other great picture books. Thank you for visiting my blog today! I’d love for you to follow me on Bloglovin‘ by clicking the heart on the blue book in the right sidebar. Please come back each week for Mentor Monday! :))

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  1. Deb Weaver
    Deb Weaver says:

    We love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in my room! This would be great for teaching upper and lower case letters and matching upper to lower case. I love it and would use it in literacy centers and small groups.


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