Alliteration? Rhyme, repetition, and rhythm? EASY-PEASY! The Poetry Friday Anthology® (K-5 Teacher/Librarian Edition) allows elementary teachers and librarians to teach poetry in just minutes each week while meeting state standards such as the Texas TEKS or the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). A Children's Poet Laureate Pick of the List.
How can you teach irony? Point of view? Poetry to the rescue! You can teach concepts with a poem in a fraction of the time it would take with a novel or essay. Our poems and mini-lessons help middle school teachers and librarians (grades 6-8) meet state standards such as the Texas TEKS or the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). An NCTE Poetry Notable.
Engage in social studies, the arts, and movement while celebrating 150+ educational, inspiring, and sometimes wacky holidays in The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Celebrations! One unique feature of these Take 5! mini-lessons: each poem refers to a "picture book pairing," perfect for cross-genre studies. Also, all poems are presented both in English and Spanish! Learn more at PoetryCelebrations.com. An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society.
With 200+ STEM poems,The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science (K-5 Teacher/Librarian Edition) will help introduce students to STEM vocabulary and concepts. As with our other Teacher/Librarian editions, we present a Take 5! mini-lesson with each poem; in this book, you'll find a science skill tied to the NGSS and state standards. Also available in a student edition containing 30 Bonus Poems, The Poetry of Science. NSTA Recommends.
"You will find information and guidance for linking poetry to the Common Core State Standards or the TEKS . . . This is a lot of resource and professional development for $29.99!" —The ALSC Blog
A Poetry Foundation Children's Poet Laureate Pick of the List
The Poetry Friday Anthology® (K-5) allows elementary teachers and librarians to teach poetry easily while meeting state standards such as the Texas TEKS or the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). You'll find 218 poems by 76 poets—36 poems per grade level (grades K-5)—on a wide variety of themes, from sports to pets to food to specific poetic forms and elements, such as metaphor and simile. With a Take 5! Mini-Lesson for each poem, your students will be passionate about poetry by the end of the year!
294 pages 7” x 10” Retail price $29.99
On Poetry Friday and any day: Integrate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) into your curriculum with poetry—or, if you're in Texas, use our TEKS Version to address the Poetry TEKS and prepare your students for the STAAR! Poetry allows you to start small. You can meet your curricular requirements in just five minutes with The Poetry Friday Anthology®. Make sure to choose the version you want! GREEN cover = Common Core; BLUE cover = TEKS.
"Vardell and Wong have again provided an outstanding resource for classroom teachers!" —Reading Today (ILA)
A Poetry Foundation Children's Poet Laureate Pick of the List
An NCTE Poetry Notable
The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Middle School contains 110 poems by 71 poets—36 poems per grade level (grades 6-8)—on a wide variety of themes, including reinventing yourself, peer pressure, a forgotten locker combination, first crushes, as well as literary devices and forms. The Take 5! Mini-Lessons that highlight poetry skills and standards are detailed and include many interactive elements that will engage your students.
Just as we did with The Poetry Friday Anthology® for K-5, we created two versions of this book for Middle School teachers and librarians—a Common Core version and also a Texas TEKS version. Make sure you're buying the one you want! Purple cover = Common Core; Red cover = TEKS.
284 pages 7” x 10” Retail price $29.99
"A bubbly and educational bilingual poetry anthology for children." —Kirkus
"If you are looking for Spanish language material to use with children in class or at home, you are going to love this book!... I guarantee you will find material to fit your curriculum." —Spanish Playground
An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society
Hooray for holidays! The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Celebrations features poems in English and Spanish by 115 poets for 150+ holidays and celebrations, including: Random Acts of Kindness Week, Children's Book Week, World Laughter Day, National Camping Month, International Literacy Day, Global Hand Washing Day, and more! It's available in a Teacher/Librarian Edition and a Children's Edition. Check it out at PoetryCelebrations.com and listen to a free audio sampler at SoundCloud featuring 35 poems read from the book by David Bowles & Friends in English and Spanish!
Poets include: Jack Prelutsky, J. Patrick Lewis, Joyce Sidman, Margarita Engle, Marilyn Singer, Nikki Grimes, Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, Ibtisam Barakat, Uma Krishnaswami, Francisco X. Alarcón, Linda Sue Park, Jane Yolen, Kenn Nesbitt, Jorge Argueta, Grace Lin, Joseph Bruchac, Douglas Florian, Laura Purdie Salas, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, and 95 others.
Teacher/Librarian Edition: 371 pages 7” x 10” Retail price: $29.99
Children's Edition: 175 pages 8.5” x 11” Retail price: $19.99
"A treasury of the greatest science poetry for children ever written, with a twist—it can be used to ignite the spirit of students in a different, out of the box way." —NSTA Recommends
"Teachers who would like to include poetry in their science classrooms need look no further than this phenomenal book . . . This is a great reference book for teachers who are looking for non-traditional ways to engage students." —Reading Today (ILA)
NSTA Recommends and featured in a monthly column, "The Poetry of Science," in NSTA's Science and Children journal
With 200+ STEM poems, The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science (K-5 Teacher/Librarian Edition) will help you introduce a wide variety of concepts and vocabulary. As with our other Teacher/Librarian editions, this book presents a Take 5! mini-lesson with each poem that highlights a science skill tied to the NGSS and state science, technology, engineering, and math standards. NSTA Recommends.
308 pages 7” x 10” Retail price: $29.99
The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science was designed to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as the science standards of individual states; both the Teacher/Librarian Edition and The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science for Kids can be used nationally.
For Texas teachers, The TEKS Guide is a supplemental resource book consisting of charts that show connections to the Science TEKS, Technology TEKS, and Poetry TEKS at a glance; use it as a quick reference guide along with the Teacher/Librarian Edition.
109 pages 7" x 10" Retail price: $9.99
"It is the perfect hybrid of science with literacy; content with process . . . inquiry/critical thinking with pure fun!" —Dr. Christopher Weiler, Kutztown University
"A springboard to inquiry—these poems provoke and promote science conversation."
—Dr. Wendy Saul, University of Missouri - St. Louis
"Rooted in the National Framework, poems that reveal the wonders of our scientific world."
—Britt Bothe, Elementary science teacher, CT
This student edition, The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science for Kids, is arranged by topics instead of grade levels—and, in fact, has no reference to grade levels. The absence of grade level labels makes it student-friendly for all levels, including middle school and high school. Another reason to buy this Student Edition in addition to the Teacher/Librarian Edition: the Student Edition contains 30 additional Bonus Poems and detailed black-and-white drawings by Frank Ramspott. NSTA Recommends.
171 pages 8.5” x 11” Retail price: $19.99
Science Friday, the producer of the weekly radio show, has a great website—so we were honored when they asked us to collaborate with them in preparing a lesson on the topic of scientific inquiry. Enjoy!
Many districts have adopted our books, with curriculum directors buying a full set of our books for each school. We've heard wonderful stories about the PTO or principal buying copies for every teacher, too.
You won't know unless you ask—aim high! (And we'll keep our fingers crossed for you!!!)