Kids' Poems: Teaching Kindergartners to Love Writing Poetry

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Regie Routman shares here delightful selection of free verse poems written by kindergartners that will inspire your students to think, I can write poems like this too! Regie provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: eating popcorn, playing in June, wishing for a pet dog and more. She describes the way she invites children to study the model poem, beginning by asking kids, What do you notice? She shows how she demonstrates the ...

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Overview

Regie Routman shares here delightful selection of free verse poems written by kindergartners that will inspire your students to think, I can write poems like this too! Regie provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: eating popcorn, playing in June, wishing for a pet dog and more. She describes the way she invites children to study the model poem, beginning by asking kids, What do you notice? She shows how she demonstrates the poetry-writng process to children: thinking aloud and drafting poems about her own life, and then collaborating on a poem together before children write on their own. Includes 20 reproducible poems written and illustrated by kindergartners to share with kids. Perfect for classroom teachers and parents! For use with Grade K.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780590017978
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: Kids' Poems Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 241,230
  • Age range: 5 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.87 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Regie Routman has been teaching in public schools for almost three decades. She has taught most of the elementary grades and has been a reading specialist, a learning disabilities tutor, a Reading Recovery teacher, a language arts resource and mentor teacher, and a staff developer. Currently, she teaches and consults in schools and districts around the country doing demonstration teaching and conducting workshops. She continues to speak to educators nationally and internationally.

Regie Routman's books are acclaimed by educators as providing a solid, theory-based understanding of language learning along with a wealth of useable ideas and resources. She writes in an upbeat, conversational, practical, and sincere voice from her daily experiences in the classroom. Regie's first book,Transitions: From Literature to Literacy (Heinemann, 1988) has helped countless elementary teachers make the journey to literature-based teaching and more meaning-centered approaches. Her follow-up book, Invitation: Changing as Teachers and Learners K-12 (Heineman, 1991 and 1994) has proven to be an inspiring, invaluable, comprehensive resource for teachers of all grades. Her most recent book is Literacy at the Crossroads: Crucial Talk About Reading, Writing, and Other Teaching Dilemmas (Heinemann, 1996). As cries for "back to basic" teaching have grown louder, this book was written to clarify issues, offer specific suggestions, and provide impetus for taking action to make a meaningful difference in our schools. Her newest book,Conversations: Strategies for Teaching, Learning and Evaluating will be available from Heinemann in autumn 1999.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    I wish my Kindergarten teacher had read this book!

    I ordered this book at the recommendation of a colleague. She said that it had completely transformed the way she taught poetry to her students. I had actually never even considered teaching my students anything about poetry because when I was in school poetry was always writing within some sort of static template (limerick, haiku, etc.)

    Well, after going to a workshop where we developed a poetry unit of study, I went home and ordered this book that night. I read it the day it came in the mail (it's a pretty quick read) and used some of the ideas the next day in my classroom. Today I can proudly say that my kindergartners are poets, and they love writing poetry! I only wish that my own teachers had found a resource like this one to help me become a child poet.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    A MUST HAVE for any kindergarten teacher

    Regie Routman has come up with a wonderful way to introduce poetry to young children. It IS how they begin writing and thinking of themselves as writers. This is an amazing, step-by-step approach that works extraordinarily well.

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