Kindergarten Morning Meeting in the Library: Poetry

Written by EmmaK. Posted in ES Library

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Pablo Neruda, Poet of the People by Monica Brown


In April, Kinder students are working on Poetry.  

 If you were not able to attend the Kindergarten Morning Meeting on Friday, you can see my presentation here.

Poems are beautiful examples of how our language can create magical ideas and amazing thoughts with just a few words.  A great way is to read lots of examples of poetry


Why Does Your Child Need Poetry?

When read aloud, poetry is rhythm and music and sounds and beats.

Young children may not understand all the words or meaning, but they’ll feel the rhythms, get curious about what the sounds mean and perhaps want to create their own. Poetry can allow kids to paint sketches of their lives, using metaphor, imagery and symbolic language to describe experiences, or parts of themselves. Poetry allows kids to put language to use and maybe break rules along the way.


If these books are already checked out, please let me know and I can reserve them for you.

Poetry:  Stories Written as Poems

A Hen, a Chick and a String Guitar By Margaret Read MacDonald

The Sound of Day.  The Sound of Night By Mary O’Neill

The Quiet Way Home By Bonny Becker

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

 All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon


 Poetry:  Books of Poems

 Dear Hot Dog by Mordicai Gerstein

 Lunch Money And other poems about school by Carol Diggory Shields

 Firefly July Selected by Paul B. Janeczko

Flutter & Hum Animal Poems by Julia Paschkis

 Sail Away by Langston Hughes

Hi, Koo by Jon J. Muth


 Poetry:  Books about Poets

 The Remarkable Story of Georges Moses Horton, Poet by Don Tate

 Enormous Smallness A story of e. e. cummings by Matthew Burges

Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People By Monica Brown