What is an anthology? With the information on these sites, you can see examples of published anthologies, discover what kinds of poetry are included in them, and find instructions for creating your own anthology. Includes eThemes resources on Poets and their Poetry as well as Poetry: Simile and Figurative Language.
Choosing Children's Books
Here is a bibliography of children's poetry anthologies, with reviews. NOTE: This site links directly to Amazon.com.
Children's Poetry Archive
Here is an online anthology of children's poems. You can browse by poet, poetic form, or subject.
Great Poetry Anthologies
Here is a sample bibliography of poetry anthologies by various publishers, including reviews. The reading level in most of these is too advanced for younger students but there may be useful examples for teachers. NOTE: This page links to an online store.
Here is a sample bibliography of poetry anthologies published by W. W. Norton, including content descriptions. The reading level in most of these is too advanced for younger students but there may be useful examples for teachers.
National Poetry Month
Learn about ways to celebrate National Poetry Month each April. This site provides classroom activity ideas and lesson plans for a variety of age ranges.
Additional Poetry Resources
This one-page PDF provides a listing of eight additional poetry anthology resources useful for a classroom setting.
Poems by Charles Ghigna appear in these anthologies.
Now you can practice writing your own free form poetry with this exercise.
Poetry for Children
Students can collect poems and create a class anthology using the instructions in this project activity.
Scholastic: Student Created Poetry Slide Show
Students can create a virtual classroom anthology of poetry using PowerPoint with this project. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is a simple booklet you can make that can be used to collect your favorite poems.
eThemes Resources: Poets and their Poetry
These sites feature authors who write poetry for children. Includes biographies of poets and examples of their work. Learn about Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Sara Holbrook, Edward Lear, and other poets. Included are eThemes Resources on writing poetry, figurative language, and poems and songs about rivers and ponds
eThemes Resources: Poetry: Simile and Figurative Language
These sites contain poems about autumn, winter, and the seasonal holidays. Learn how simile and figurative language can be used in poetry. Includes worksheets and in class activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on similes, personification, metaphors, alliteration, idioms, and hyperbole.