Successful K-12 teachers and administrators build regular “touch points” into their routines to create a safe and engaging learning environment. Poetry can be a powerful tool for offering a shared literary experience in just a few minutes, with both curricular benefits and emotional connections for students at all levels.
Our books in The Poetry Friday Anthology® series and the Poetry Friday Power Book series make it easy to use poetry for integrating skills, building language learning, crossing curricular areas, mentoring young writers, promoting critical thinking, fostering social-emotional development, and inviting students to respond creatively. A shared poetry moment can help build a classroom community filled with kindness, respect, and joy!
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Breathe. Stretch. Wiggle. Dance. March. Stomp. Reach!
HOP TO IT: Poems to Get You Moving contains 100 poems that incorporate
a wide variety of movements—including deskercise! You'll find poems on “2020 topics,” too, such as life during a pandemic, virtual learning, staying connected with friends, and standing up for what you believe in.
Take a "30-second indoor recess" (or "brain break") whenever you need it!
Take a look at the fabulous poets who are featured in this book here
and enjoy a sneak peek at some of the poems in the book here!
Perfect for those first few minutes of a Zoom session
when people are still entering the room—and a great way to start
any meeting or any class on a positive note, whether virtually or in person!
Principals, teachers, and student leaders will find poems on many useful topics in GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud, from community and gratitude to school safety and respect to celebrating the teamwork of teachers and staff members such as the school nurse. Invite your superintendent, local celebrities, and parents to be guest readers!
All of our books feature inclusive poems by diverse poets, but K-12 teachers and students will recognize diversity especially in the interactive writing journals and stories (with characters you'll root for) in the Poetry Friday Power Book series—HERE WE GO, PET CRAZY, and YOU JUST WAIT—
books that get kids thinking about ways to change the world,
help their neighbors, and discover their inner greatness.
Pressed for time? STEM learning takes just a minute with a poem! Our books for K-12 teachers in The Poetry Friday Anthology® series include curricular connections to social studies (history, geography), the arts, PE/movement, and science, technology, engineering, and math. The Student Edition of our science book, The Poetry of Science, contains 30 bonus poems and arranges poems by topic for deeper independent learning.