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INTRODUCTION TO POETRY

“Eternity” from Poetry Speaks Who I Am edited by Elise Paschen pg. 1

“You Enter a Poem” from FEG: Ridiculous Poems for Intelligent Children by Robin Hirsch pg. 10

“I Am a Poet” by Malaysia from Voices: Poetry and Art from Around the World selected by

Barbara Brenner pg. 83

“I Write Poems” by Rochelle N. Spencer, 17 from Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets pg.16

“I am the Creativity” by Alexis de Veaux from Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets pg.15 8

“I’m Telling You Now” by Jose’s Dad from This is Just to Say by Joyce Sidman pg. 34 7-8



COLLECTIONS W/ MULTIPLE EXAMPLES

Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein

Apple with One Bite Missing Idiom pg. 19

Garlic Breath Hyperbole pg. 57

How Hungry is Polly Personification, Idiom pg. 85



Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems edited by Simon James imagery, personification,

“Sledding” by Wendy Elizabeth Johnson pg. 15 6

“The Summer Sun” by Wes Magee pg. 30 6

“The Wind Came Running” by Ivy O. Eastwick pg. 25 6

Simile, metaphor 6-7

Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love by Pat Mora

“Songs” Metaphor, pg. 105 6-8

“Dumped” A,B rhyme scheme, mood, tone pg. 83 7-8

“Please” hyperbole, mood, tone pg. 71 8


The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes

“Dreams” metaphor pg. 4 6-8

“Lincoln Monument: Washington” symbolism pg. 67 6-8
Earth- Shattering Poems edited by Liz Rosenberg

“A Poison Tree” by William Blake personification, hyperbole, metaphor pg. 9 6-8

“In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound metaphor, symbolism pg. 29 8

“The Talk” by Sharon Olds simile, hyperbole pg. 73 6-8


FEG: Ridiculous Poems for Intelligent Children by Robin Hirsch

“You Enter a Poem” introduction to poetry pg. 106 8

“Eye Rhyme” homophone, rhythm pg. 176 8

“Sonnet” parody, but great example of sonnet; acrostic; humor pg. 33 7-8

“Learning to Drive” humor, repetition pg. 36 6-8

“Ah, Art” punctuation, tone pg 45 6-8


A Fire in My Hands by Gary Soto

“Black Hair” metaphor pg. 1 7-8

“Lost in a Small Town” simile pg. 7 7-8

“Oranges” simile pg. 9 7-8

“Saturday at the Canal” metaphor pg. 25 7-8

“Some Words About Time” personification/metaphor pg. 60 7-8


The Flag of Childhood: Poems from the Middle East selected by Naomi Shihab Nye

“From the Diary of an Almost Four-Year Old by Hanan Mikha’il Ashrawi hyperbole, tone pg. 40


Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems by Mel Glenn 6-8

Not all are appropriate for 6


*These poems should be read together

“Darnell Joyce” tone / mood / pt. of view / connotation pg. 38

“Parnell Payne” pg. 39

“Jason Cohen” word choice / double entendre pg. 50

“Basketball Pulse” concrete pg. 65
Rainbows Are Made: Poems by Carl Sandburg selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins 6-8

“Choose” thought provoking pg. 11 6-8

“Primer Lesson” personification pg. 25 6-8
More Than Friends: Poems from Him and Her by Sara Holbrook and Allan Wolf 7-8

Each poem is identified by genre

“What Do You Do When She Looks at You?” personification/simile pg. 10 7-8

“Veggie Panini is the Answer to Everything” simile/tone/mood pg. 14 7-8

“Mother” symbolism / imagery pg. 20 7-8
Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto most appropriate for 7-8

“Not Yet” metaphor pg. 4

“Composition” simile pg. 5

“Burrs & Thistles” simile pg. 6

“Meaning What?” homonyms / word choice pg. 20

“Consequence” metaphor pg. 21

“Barriers” symbolism / hyperbole pg. 25

“The Big Chill” hyperbole pg. 27

“Paper Boat” symbolism pg. 30

“The Invisible Girl” hyperbole pg. 32

“A Certain Weakness” simile / symbolism pg. 62

“Rumors” idiom pg. 68

“Faces” personification / mood shift pg. 69

“Hard Work” idiom pg. 91


Poetry Speaks Who I Am edited by Elise Paschen

“Arithmetic” by Carl Sandburg repetition, simile, tone pg. 55 6-8

“What Great Grief Has Made the Empress Mute” by June Jordan

importance of title, repetition, metaphor, tone, mood pg. 43 8

“Pause” by Nikki Grimes metaphor, tone, imagery pg. 19 8

“Caroline” by Allison Joseph great statement on discrimination imagery, tone pg. 10 8



Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets selected by Lydia Omolola Okutoro

“I Write Poems” by Rochelle N. Spencer, 17 from Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets pg.16 simile 7-8

“I am the Creativity” by Alexis de Veaux from Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets pg.15 metaphor 8
Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle…and Other Modern Poems edited by Stephen Dunning,

Edward Lueders & Hugh Smith 7-8

“How to Eat a Poem” by Eve Merriam intro poetry pg.15 6-8

“Gone Forever” by Barriss Mills words, tone, simile pg. 18 7-8

“Steam Shovel” by Chrales Malam personification pg. 37 6-8

“Apartment House” by Gerald Raftery personification, metaphor, simile, tone, mood pg. 39 6-8

“The Builders” by Sara Henderson Hay irony, point of view pg. 40 6-8

“Reflections Dental” by Phyllis McGinley Irony, humor pg. 52 8

“Lost” by Carl Sandburg personification, simile, imagery pg. 69 6-8

“Fueled” by Marcie Hans personification, irony, tone pg. 83 6-8

“Hunting Song” by Donald Finkel irony, tone, imagery, form 7-8

“Foul Shot” by Edwin A. Hoey narrative, mood, tone, word choice 6-8


Swing Around the Sun by Barbara Juster Esbensen metaphor, simile, imagery, word choice 6-8
There’s an Eyeball in My Garden and Other Spine-Tingling Poems selected and edited by Jennifer Cole Judd and Laura Wynkoop

“Camp Creepy” by Craig W. Steele pg. 18 6

“Graveyard Hill” by William Shakespeery pg. 30 6

“Voices” by Jennifer Cole Judd pg. 41 6


Things I Have to Tell You: Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls edited by Betsy Franco

“Words” These poems are very mature tone, mood pg. 56 8


Vile Verses by Roal Dahl

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” narrative, humor, heavy rhyme/rhythm pg. 37 6-8

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” narrative, humor, heavy rhyme/rhythm pg. 26 6-8

“Concerning Violet Beauregarde” narrative, humor, heavy rhyme/rhythm pg. 55 6-8


Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition by Sara Holbrook 6-8

“Walking on the Boundaries of Change” metaphor, symbolism pg. 7

“A Different Fit” metaphor, simile, imagery pg. 8

“On the Rise” metaphor pg. 10

“Disappointment” personification, simile, mood pg. 12

“Meant for Fun” inference pg. 13

“Finals” inference, tone, mood pg. 14

“None of Your Business” hyperbole pg. 17

“Major Differences” tone pg. 21

“A Choice” tone pg. 22

“Real Cause” compare/contrast, tone, metaphor, simile, hyperbole pg. 24

“Rootbound” metaphor pg. 30

“Hear It?” inference pg. 37

“Fast Chuck” simile pg. 50

“Faces” personification, tone pg. 55

“Rumors” hyperbole, simile pg. 58

“A Sonnet All My Own” simile, tone, mood pg. 62

War and the Pity of War edited by Neil Philip

“War Poet” by Sidney Keyes hyperbole pg. 11 6-8

“Wars” by Carl Sandburg sound pg. 13 7-8

From A German War Primer by Bertolt Brecht irony pg. 19 6-8

“John Brown’s Body – Anonymous American Ballad rhythm/rhyme pg. 29 6-8

“The House That Fear Built” by Jane Flanders parody, rhythm, symbolism pg. 60 6-8


The Year I Was Grounded by William New np 6-8

“Every January: my granddaddy says” personification, simile

“Monday Mealtime” dialogue

“Animal Rumble” vocabulary, adjectives, verbs

“Band Practice” onomatopoea, rhythm

“Breathing” hyperbole, personification

“Getting Graddad to Swim” rhythm

“Putting” concrete

“My Journal, July 15th” concrete

“Strata” simile, metaphor

“Particle Cycle” science Haiku

“Things I’ve Learned This Year” personification




TEACHING MATERIALS

Naming the World: A Year of Poems and Lessons by Nancy Atwell

While honing their critical reading and writing skills, students will explore 200+ poems and accompanying five-to-ten-minute lessons designed to allow adolescents to make sense of their personal place in the world.




WEBSITES

**Best Teen Poems: Family Friend Poems for Teens

Thousands of original contemporary poems organized by theme; Our poems are unique and we only publish poems which are not already posted on the Internet. Every poem is reviewed by our visitors and then our Editor before publishing.

A member of Creative Commons; there are clear, simple instructions on how to contact poets and cite poetry.
Dream in Color

Target, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University and Dr. Maya Angelou, invites you to celebrate Black History Month through the rich

legacy of African-American poetry. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/downloads/BHM_MiddleSchool.pdf
Favorite Poem Project

A collection of 50 short documentaries showcases individual Americans reading and speaking personally about poems they love. http://www.favoritepoem.org/videos.html  


Smithfield Middle School website

http://sms.iwcs.k12.va.us/iprojectpoetry/iprojectpoetry.html


Webquest – Anna Modrow, McMath Librarian

http://www.dentonisd.org/5124262313339/site/default.asp


VIDEOS

“They’ll Never Break Me” by Def Jam Poet Lon Carey



ALLITERATION

Animalia by Graeme Base beautiful illustrations 6-8

F was a Faniciful Frog by Edmund Dulac 6-8

“Bat” by Jennifer Cole Judd from There’s an Eyeball in My Garden and Other Spine-Tingling Poems

selected and edited by Jennifer Cole Judd and Laura Wynkoop pg. 8 6

“A Bison in a Basin Playing a Bassoon” from Black Stars in a White pg. 34 6-8



Night Sky by Jon Arno Lawson
BOOKS

SOME SMUG SLUG by Pamela Edwards

BRUNDIBAR by Maurice Sendak & Tony Kushner

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS by Dr. Seuss

PRINCE CINDERS by Babette Cole

TONGUE TWISTERS


CONCRETE POETRY

Technically, It’s Not My Fault John Grandits great images 6-8

Blue Lipstick John Grandits 6-8

A Poke in the Eye: A Collection of Concrete Poetry selected by Paul Janeczko 6-8
From The Year I Was Grounded by William New np 6-8

“Putting” concrete

“My Journal, July 15th” concrete

HAIKU

“Particle Cycle” from The Year I Was Grounded by William New science np 6-8


HOMONYMS / WORD USAGE

“Rabbit” by Mary Ann Hoberman from Poetry Speaks to Children pg. 39 6-8

Read by author on CD – tracks 21 & 22

“Meaning What?” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 20 7-8

“Come Closer, Closer…” by Shirley Anne Ramaley from There’s an Eyeball in My Garden and Other Spine-Tingling Poems selected and edited by Jennifer Cole Judd and Laura Wynkoop pg. 24 6
HUMOROUS

Giggle Poetry - http://www.gigglepoetry.com/surprisepoem.aspx?CategoryID=44&CategoryName=Teacher & Principal Poems

Jack Prelutsky

Shel Silverstein


HYPERBOLE

WORDS WITH WINGS: A TREASURY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY AND ART selected by Belinda Rochelle

“The Snare” by James Stephens from Piping Down the Valleys Wild edited by Nancy Larrick pg. 151 7-8

“Garlic Breath” from Every Thing on It by Shel Silverstein pg. 57 6

“A Poison Tree” by William Blake personification, hyperbole, metaphor pg. 9 6-8

“The Talk” by Sharon Olds simile, hyperbole pg. 73 6-8

“War Poet” by Sidney Keyes from War and the Pity of War edited by Neil Philip pg. 11 6-8


“From the Diary of an Almost Four-Year Old” by Hanan Mikha’il Ashrawi from The Flag of Childhood: Poems from the Middle East selected by Naomi Shihab Nye hyperbole, tone pg 40 6-8

#43 from Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning pg. 87 8

“Barriers” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 25 7-8

“The Big Chill” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 27 7-8

“The Invisible Girl” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 32 7-8
From Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition by Sara Holbrook

“None of Your Business” hyperbole pg. 17

“Real Cause” hyperbole compare/contrast, tone, metaphor, simile, pg. 24

“Rumors” hyperbole, simile pg. 58


“Breathing” from The Year I Was Grounded by William New hyperbole, personification np 6-8
THE RED TREE, Shaun Tan hyperbole illustrations

ALL THE PLACES TO LOVE, Patricia MacLachlan


IDIOM

“Apple with One Bite Missing” from Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein idiom pg. 19 6-8

“How Hungry is Polly” from Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein personification, idiom pg. 85 6-8

INFERENCE


From Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition by Sara Holbrook 6-8

“Meant for Fun” inference pg. 13

“Finals” inference, tone, mood pg. 14

“Hear It?” inference pg. 37


IMAGERY


“Sledding” by Wendy Elizabeth Johnson from Days Like This edited by Simon James pg. 15 6

“A Different Fit” From Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition by Sara Holbrook 6-8

imagery, metaphor, simile pg. 8

“Elephant” from Black Stars in a White Night Sky by Jon Arno Lawson pg. 27 6-8



COLOR ME A RHYME by Jane Yolen


SILVER SEEDS by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer

SWING AROUND THE SUN by Barbara Juster Esbensen

WORDS WITH WINGS: A TREASURY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY and ART selected by Belinda Rochelle

THE RED TREE by Shaun Tan

ALL THE PLACES TO LOVE, Patricia MacLachlan
WHEN I GO CAMPING WITH GRANDMA, Marion Bauer
IRONY

“From A German War Primer” by Bertolt Brecht from War and the Pity of War edited by Neil Philip pg. 19 6-8

“Are You Worried?” from Black Stars in a White Night Sky by Jon Arno Lawson pg. 14 6-8
METAPHOR

“Dreams” from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes metaphor pg. 4 6-8


“Snowfall” from Swing Around the Sun by Barbara Juster Esbensen 6-8

“I am the Creativity” by Alexis de Veaux from Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets pg. 15 8

“A Poison Tree” by William Blake personification, hyperbole, metaphor pg. 9 6-8

“In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound metaphor, symbolism pg. 29 8

“Migrant Birds” by Moumin Manzoor Quazi from Is This Forever, or What: Poems & Paintings from

Texas selected by Naomi Shibab Nye pg. 52 6-8

“The Summer Sun” by Wes Magee from Days Like This edited by Simon James pg. 30 6

“Not Yet” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 4 7-8

“Consequence” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 21 7-8

“Black Hair” from A Fire in My Hands by Gary Soto pg. 1 7-8

“Saturday at the Canal” from A Fire in My Hands by Gary Soto pg. 25 7-8

“Some Words About Time” from A Fire in My Hands by Gary Soto pg. 60 7-8

“The Contralto” from Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People by Carole Boston Weatherford pg. 35 6-8


From Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition by Sara Holbrook 6-8

“Walking on the Boundaries of Change” metaphor, symbolism pg. 7

“A Different Fit” metaphor, simile, imagery pg. 8

“On the Rise” metaphor pg. 10

“Real Cause” metaphor, compare/contrast, tone, simile, hyperbole pg. 24

“Rootbound” metaphor pg. 30


“Strata” from The Year I Was Grounded by William New metaphor, simile np 6-8

FEARLESS FERNIE: HANGING OUT WITH FERNIE AND ME by Gary Soto

THE GIRL WHO LOVED HORSES by Paul Goble

TEN-SECOND RAINSHOWERS: POEMS BY YOUNG PEOPLE compiled by Sandford Lyne


BOOKS

THE ROUGH-FACED GIRL by Rafe Martin

WHEN I GO CAMPING WITH GRANDMA by Marion Bauer

UP NORTH at the CABIN by Marsha Chall

COME ON, RAIN by Karen Hesse

KNOTS ON A COUNTING ROPE by Bill Martin

THE RED TREE by Shaun Tan

ALL THE PLACES TO LOVE by Patricia MacLachlan


ENCOUNTER by Jane Yolen

CHANTICLEER AND THE FOX by Geoffrey Chaucer and Barbara Perry

THE EYES OF THE GRAY WOLF by Jonathon London
NARRATIVE / DIALOGUE

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” from Vile Verses by Roal Dahl Humor, pg. 37 6-8

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” from Vile Verses by Roal Dahl Humor, pg. 26 6-8

“Concerning Violet Beauregarde” from Vile Verses by Roal Dahl Humor pg. 55 6-8



The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 6-8

The Cremation of Sam Magee by Robert W. Service available on-line 6-8

Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer available on-line 6-8

Casey’s Revenge by Grantland Rice available on-line 6-8

“The Pied Piper of Hamlin: A Child’s Story” by Robert Browning from pg. 10 6-8



Poetry for Young People: Robert Browning

“Monday Mealtime” from The Year I Was Grounded by William New dialogue np 6-8


ONOMATOPOEIA


A DIRTY PILE OF LAUNDRY: POEMS IN DIFFERENCT VOICES by selected by Paul B. Janeczko 6

THE TRUCKER by Brenda and Mark Weatherby 6

A Rumpus of Rhymes: A Book of Noisy Poems by Bobbi Katz 6

“Jazz Fantasia” by Carl Sandburg from Poetry for Young People: Carl Sandburg edited by Frances

Schoonmaker Bolin (one line might be inappropriate) pg. 43 8
“Band Practice” from The Year I Was Grounded by William New onomatopoeia, rhythm np 6-8

“Getting Graddad to Swim” rhythm


PERSONIFICATION


“A Poison Tree” by William Blake personification, hyperbole, metaphor pg. 9 6-8

“How Hungry is Polly” from Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein pg. 85 6-8

“The Unwritten” by W.S. Merwin from Poetry Speaks to Children pg. 22 6-8

“The Wind Came Running” by Ivy O. Eastwick from Days Like This edited by Simon James pg. 25 6-8

“The Wind Woman” from Swing Around the Sun by Barbara Juster Esbensen 6-8

“Faces” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 69 7-8

“Primer Lesson” from Rainbows Are Made: Poems by Carl Sandburg pg. 25 6-8

“Some Words About Time” from A Fire in My Hands by Gary Soto pg. 60 7-8


From Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition by Sara Holbrook 6-8

“Disappointment” personification, simile, mood pg. 12

“Faces” personification, tone pg. 55
From The Year I Was Grounded by William New np 6-8

“Every January: my granddaddy says” personification, simile

“Breathing” personification, hyperbole

“Things I’ve Learned This Year” personification


THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear – use w/ caution

*THE ALLEY CAT’S MEOW by Kathi Appelt – colorful illustrations



NIGHT OF THE GARGOYLES by Eve Bunting

WORDS WITH WINGS: A TREASURY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY AND ART selected by Belinda Rochelle


BOOKS

“There Will Come Soft Rains,” from The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury – short story



Stella Luna by Janell Cannon

THERE’S A HAIR IN MY DIRT, Gary Larson

WHEN I GO CAMPING WITH GRANDMA by Marion Bauer

THE LITTLE HOUSE by Virginia Lee Burton
PERSUASION

“In New Jersey Once” from The Invisible Ladder: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poems for Young Readers edited by Liz Rosenberg pg. 64 6-8




RHYME / RHYTHM

INTERNAL RHYME – There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly 6-8

“Macavity: The Mystery Cat” from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot pg.37 6-8

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” from Vile Verses by Roal Dahl Humor, pg. 37 6-8

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” from Vile Verses by Roal Dahl Humor, pg. 26 6-8

“Concerning Violet Beauregarde” from Vile Verses by Roal Dahl Humor pg. 55 6-8

“John Brown’s Body from War and the Pity of War edited by Neil Philip pg. 29 6-8

“The House That Fear Built” by Jane Flanders parody, rhythm, symbolism pg. 60 6-8

“Band Practice” from The Year I Was Grounded by William New rhythm, onomatopoea np 6-8

“Getting Graddad to Swim” from The Year I Was Grounded by William New rhythm np 6-8



SIMILE


“Migrant Birds” by Moumin Manzoor Quazi from Is This Forever, or What: Poems & Paintings from

Texas selected by Naomi Shibab Nye pg. 52 6-8

“The Summer Sun” by Wes Magee from Days Like This, edited by Simon James pg. 30 6

“The Talk” by Sharon Olds simile, hyperbole pg. 73 6-8

“I Write Poems” by Rochelle N. Spencer, 17 from Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets pg.16

“Composition” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 5 7-8

“Burrs & Thistles” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 6 7-8

“Lost in a Small Town” from A Fire in My Hands by Gary Soto pg. 7 7-8

“Oranges” from A Fire in My Hands by Gary Soto pg. 9 7-8

“The Contralto” from Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People by Carole Boston Weatherford pg. 35 6-8
From Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition by Sara Holbrook

“A Different Fit” simile, metaphor, imagery pg. 8

“Disappointment” simile, personification, mood pg. 12

“Real Cause” simile, compare/contrast, tone, metaphor, hyperbole pg. 24

“Fast Chuck” simile pg. 50

“Rumors” simile, hyperbole pg. 58

“A Sonnet All My Own” simile, tone, mood pg. 62
From The Year I Was Grounded by William New np 6-8

“Every January: my granddaddy says” simile, personification

“Strata” simile, metaphor
EARLESS FERNIE: HANGING OUT WITH FERNIE AND ME by Gary Soto

COLOR ME A RHYME by Jane Yolen

QUICK AS A CRICKET by Audrey Wood

SWING AROUND THE SUN by Barbara Juster Esbensen

TEN-SECOND RAINSHOWERS: POEMS BY YOUNG PEOPLE by compiled by Sandford Lyne
BOOKS

WHEN I GO CAMPING WITH GRANDMA by Marion Bauer

THE EYES OF THE GRAY WOLF by Jonathon London

LET’S GET A PUP! SAID KATE by Bob Graham

THE GIRL WHO LOVED HORSES by Paul Goble

CHANTICLEER AND THE FOX by Geoffrey Chaucer and Barbara Perry

*ALL THE PLACES TO LOVE by Patricia MacLachlan


SYMBOLISM


“In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound metaphor, symbolism pg. 29 8

“Lincoln Monument: Washington” from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes pg. 4 6/8

metaphor

“The House That Fear Built” by Jane Flanders from War and the Pity of War edited by Neil Philip pg. 60 6-8

“Barriers” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 25 7-8

“Paper Boat” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 30 7-8

“A Certain Weakness” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 62 7-8

“Walking on the Boundaries of Change” from Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems 6-8



of Transition by Sara Holbrook symbolism, metaphor pg. 7

BOOKS

*FEATHERS AND FOOLS by Mem Fox

*FLY AWAY HOME by by Eve Bunting


*PINK AND SAY by Patricia Polacco

*RUMPELSTILSKIN’S DAUGHTER by Diane Stanley


 TONE / MOOD

“The Crocodile’s Teeth” from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein – playful 6-8

*The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost from Whisper and Shout: Poems to Memorize – serious 6-8

“From the Diary of an Almost Four-Year Old by Hanan Mikha’il Ashrawi from The Flag of Childhood:



Poems from the Middle East selected by Naomi Shihab Nye - tone possibly juxtaposes mood 7-8

“The Snare” by James Stephens from Piping Down the Valleys Wild edited by Nancy Larrick pg. 151 7-8

Tone is frantic / anxious; mood is angry / sad

“From the Diary of an Almost Four-Year Old” by Hanan Mikha’il Ashrawi from The Flag of Childhood: Poems from the Middle East selected by Naomi Shihab Nye hyperbole, tone pg. 40 7-8

“Faces” from Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto pg. 69 7-8
From Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition by Sara Holbrook

“Finals” tone, mood, inference pg. 14

“Major Differences” tone pg. 21

“A Choice” tone pg. 22

“Real Cause” tone, compare/contrast, metaphor, simile, hyperbole pg. 24

“Faces” tone, personification pg. 55

“A Sonnet All My Own” tone, mood, simile pg. 62
BOOKS

*THE RED TREE by Shaun Tan hyperbole illustrations

*Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig – playful

*So, You Want to Be President by Judith St. George – conversational

*The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis – playful

*When I Am Old with You by Angela Johnson – respectful (of elders and animals)

*Yo! and Yo! Yes by Chris Raschka – informal

*Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – witty



The Declaration of Independence

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott – formal

Cheyenne Again by Eve Bunting – serious, solemn

The Spirit of the Maasai Man by Laura Berkeley
VOCABULARY

“Animal Rumble” from The Year I Was Grounded by William New vocabulary, adjectives, verbs np 6-8


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