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Poetry is amazing!  I love to read it and sometimes to write it.  Check out some of the links below; you may just catch the poetry fever!


First of all, do you know the differences between poetry, prose, and drama?  To review these types of writing, watch this summary video.

We enjoyed reading the poem, "Casey at the Bat."  Click here for  a close reading related lesson that compares and contrasts it to the Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen story. 

Visit Poetry for Kids for some great, short poems.

If you're in the mood to laugh, read some of Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry for Kids.

Even more funny poems can be found at Giggle Poetry.

Make up some funny or silly poems right on the computer at Poetry Splatter! Pick a poem theme in your age group and have fun filling in the blanks.  (Headphones on for some cool sound effects.)

Ready to write some poems?  Try this site, Writing:  Poetry for Elementary, for tips and ideas, as well as some more good poems to read.

For lots of interactive poetry links, visit A Profusion of Poems for Kids from Squidoo.



Research Corner:  Discover author and poet:  Walter Dean Myers *Research inspired by Love That Dog

Click here for a video where he tells about himself.

Meet the author, Walter Dean Myers, at this link.

Another informational page about Walter Dean Myers, including his poem "love that boy."

To read a biography page about Walter Dean Myers, choose Biography.