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Nonfiction Monday: It's Almost Poetry Month!

Get ready for Poetry Month with this fiction/nonfiction book pair and activities for grades K-12!

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9780689834097_lg You Have to Write
by Janet S. Wong (Author)
and Teresa Flavin (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades 2-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

This how-to book about writing at school is also persuasive (You can do it!) and poetic.

Pair With

MyHippoSmall My Hippo Has the Hiccups And Other Poems I Totally Made Up
by Kenn Nesbitt (Author)
and Ethan Long (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades K-8
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks

This new book and CD of poems performed by the poet (say that three times!) includes tongue twisters, word play and just plain silliness.


You simply MUST bookmark Scholastic's Celebrate Poetry Month website. There are workshops, webcasts, lesson plans, printables, and book lists for K-12!

See Poetry for Children's multi-media poetry links for audio and video poetry resources on the web.

Send your students' poems to my new Poetry Month blog, Pencil Talk - School Poems where I'll be posting a poem a day. (We tell writers to write what they know, so all of the poems will be about school.)

Sign up for The Miss Rumphius Effect blog's Poetry Month series, Poetry Makers, for a 30 days of interviews with today's children's poets.

Have a brand spanking new poem (from a famous children's poet) delivered to your inbox each morning from GottaBook's Poetry Month series, 30 Poets/30 Days.

If you're blogging about nonfiction books on this Nonfiction Monday, go to MotherReader and add your blog to this week's Round-up!


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It's been a long time since I went to Scholastic book fairs and visiting this blog is really helpful for me and my kids..Thanks for keeping us updated. :)


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