Friday, February 14, 2014

Poetry Aloud Here 2: Sharing Poetry With Children

Vardell, Sylvia M.  Poetry Aloud Here 2: Sharing Poetry With Children. Chicago: ALA, 2014. 372.64 VardeP ISBN9780838911778.

Since Poetry Aloud Here! was published, poetry written for young people has gained interest as an educational tool. This revamped and expanded followup guides educators toward innovative ways to use poetry and establish an atmosphere that encourages individual participation and creativity. Blending information and inspiration, Vardell :

  • Offers practical strategies for reading aloud and teaching poetry in both formal and informal situations
  • Details best practices gleaned from years in the field, with numerous suggestions that cross the curriculum from literature to science and math
  • Includes expanded lists of poems, poet profiles, book-poetry pairings, and other tools useful for programming and collection development
Updated with a new bibliography, this book is the perfect resource that helps librarians and educators use poetry to fire children s imaginations.