Poetry in Literature for Youth

Poetry in Literature for Youth

by Angela Leeper
     
 

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Poetry in Literature for Youth offers teachers, librarians, parents, and students with an instrumental guide for incorporating all forms of poetry into the curriculum. More than 900 annotated entries provide descriptions of books and other resources, including anthologies, classics, various poetry formats, poetry novels, multicultural poetry, performance poetry,

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Poetry in Literature for Youth offers teachers, librarians, parents, and students with an instrumental guide for incorporating all forms of poetry into the curriculum. More than 900 annotated entries provide descriptions of books and other resources, including anthologies, classics, various poetry formats, poetry novels, multicultural poetry, performance poetry, teen poetry, poet biographies, and curriculum connections. Educators, who are often unaware of the poetry resources available-particularly for young adults-will welcome this book with open arms. Lists for building a core poetry collection, along with resources for teaching poetry criticism and writing, electronic poetry resources, booktalks, classroom activities, and lesson plans complement this guide. Author, Geographic, Grade, Subject, and Title indexes are also included. For anyone interested in knowing more about poetry in literature, this is an indispensable guide.

Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
This annotated bibliography, written for educators, lists general anthologies, classics, poetry formats, novels in verse, performance poetry, multicultural books, biographies, books by children and teens, and writing guides for students in elementary through high school. Seven chapters list books that can be integrated into the arts, language arts, health, math, science, social studies, and literature. Annotations include publication information, grade levels, price, and descriptions. Professional resources, including books, articles, and ERIC documents are listed, along with electronic resources and titles that should be in a core collection. Indexes are separated by title, subject, author, and grade.
vol. 38 (2007) American Reference Books Annual
...educators will find this a welcome resource for bringing poetry into the classroom and extending its influence beyond traditional limits.
9/1/2006 Booklist
More than 900 entries describe collections, anthologies, performance poetry, poet biographies, and more, for kindergarten through high school.
August 2006 Reference and Research Book News
This annotated bibliography, written for educators, lists general anthologies, classics, poetry formats, novels in verse, performance poetry, multicultural books, biographies, books by children and teens, and writing guides for students in elementary through high school. Seven chapters list books that can be integrated into the arts, language arts, health, math, science, social studies, and literature. Annotations include publication information, grade levels, price, and descriptions. Professional resources, including books, articles, and ERIC documents are listed, along with electronic resources and titles that should be in a core collection. Indexes are separated by title, subject, author, and grade.
VOYA - Christine Sanderson
Poetry is the subject of the eighth volume in the Literature for Youth Series, a collection of subject-specific annotated bibliographies. This book offers more than nine hundred entries documenting poems by format and subject. There are chapters for performance poetry, poet biographies, writing guides, resources for teachers, electronic resources, and building a poetry collection. Seven chapters are devoted to poetry that pertains to school curriculum subject areas of art, language arts, health, mathematics, science, social studies, and literature. According to Leeper, in writing this volume she hoped to "expose educators to the wealth of poetry books written for children and teens within the last twenty-plus years.o Unlike earlier volumes in this series, this book does not deal with a subject's treatment in literature. Rather, its focus is on literature itself, specifically on poetry appropriate for young people. The number of poetry books is daunting, but Leeper does a good job of making choices about what to include using a topical approach. There is a balance of older works, for example Longfellow's "The Children's Hour," and quite contemporary concepts such as poetry slams, including Gary Mex Glazner's Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry (Manic D Press, 2000). Of particular interest to teachers might be the chapters linking poetry to school subjects for help in teaching writing across the curriculum. Annotations include not only grade and age level but also indicate works that are a match for mature teen audiences. The book is a good choice for teachers and school libraries.
School Library Journal
Despite its bland and somewhat misleading cover (which only shows young children), this title is packed with innovative ways to integrate poetry into the K-12 curriculum. Title, subject, grade, and author indexes coupled with chapters organized by subject area provide multiple points of entry into more than 900 annotations of poetry books. Appendixes include a listing of electronic resources and "Building a Core Poetry Collection in Your School Library." Whether organizing a poetry slam, searching for a novel in verse, or looking for a fresh way to bolster a math lesson, this volume will guide the way.-Jill Heritage Maza, Greenwich High School, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810854659
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Literature for Youth Series , #8
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Angela Leeper is an independent educational consultant and freelance writer and editor. She has worked as a teacher, librarian, and as an educational consultant in Evaluation Services at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In Evaluation Services, she facilitated the review of print materials to be used in North Carolina's public schools; edited and contributed to InfoTech, NCDPI's journal of recommended reviews; and worked with educators across the state via one-on-one interactions, workshops, conferences, and telecasts. She is a regular reviewer of children's and young adult books for Kirkus Reviews and Multicultural Review, and a contributor to Multicultural Review, The Book Report, American Careers, Succeed, The Bark, Dream/Girl, and North Carolina Libraries. She is the author of Juneteenth: Celebrating African-American Freedom (2004). She serves on the Association for Library Service to Children's Publications Committee and the Young Adult Library Services Association's Alex Award Committee.

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