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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.
Mr. Ghigna is also known as Father Goose. He has published many books of rhymes and has won many national awards. You can use his site to learn more about his books or to help you write a poem. Click on "Classroom Fun" to read some of his poems.
Janet Wong is a Chinese-American who writes funny and insightful short stories and poems about her family. This story is about "Gong-gong." Can you guess what gong-gong means? You can listen to her read the story by clicking on the audio sample button on
These sites provide examples of different forms of poetry written for kids. Includes haiku, acrostic, concrete, limerick, free verse, couplet, and cinquain. Students can read the examples and then create their own original poetry. There are also classroom activities for celebrating National Poetry Month in April. Linked is an eThemes Resource on poets on the Web.
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.
These sites are a collection of songs and poems for elementary students. The songs and poems are related to animals living by, habitats in, and activities on rivers and ponds. Lesson plans, samples of songs, and history of river songs are included. There are links to eThemes resources on Habitat: Ponds and Lakes, Poetry: Simile and Figurative Language, Poets and their Poetry, and Writing: Poetry.