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Poetry Month, Poetry Friday

Happy National Poetry Month! Have you heard the excited rumblings about The Poetry Friday Anthology: Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core? Edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, this is an incredible resource for teachers and librarians. Divided into grades, kindergarten through fifth, there are 218 poems by 75 poets

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Poetry Friday Anthology 2012

Getting to Friday

I know, I know . . .  summer went by WAAAY too fast. And now, here we are—in that ambivalent back-to-school mode, one foot in August and summertime, the other in September with its autumn leaves, sweaters, and marching bands. What’s a student—or a parent, or a teacher—to do?   May I suggest?: Do your best from

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Ted is a genius

I hate to admit this, but I cry every time I read the poem Spring Plowing by Ted Kooser: I have no idea why. But I do believe that if you read it slowly enough, and not for content like an email or news article, but give yourself a chance to leave the rational world

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