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April is National Poetry Month and today, April 18th is Poem in your Pocket Day. Do you like secret little messages tucked into quiet little places like your pocket or lunch pail? My children love this and today we are sharing with classmates, friends, and neighbors alike a little rolled up poem to keep in their pockets to share with all they meet.
Reluctant Reader Tip #2
Today’s theme works nicely for those who aren’t quite sure they want to pick up the skill of reading. Little poems,jokes, or encouraging messages tucked inside pockets, backpacks or lunch sacks make for a nice way to reach out to your new reader. They’ll love hearing from you and won’t even realize they’re reading…..but that’s ok, you will.
Great Poetry Resources:
Keep A Poem in Your Pocket pdf Download Keep A Poem In Your Pocket
Favorite Poetry Reads
- 20th- Century Children’s Poetry Treasury edited by Jac Prelutsky
- A Hatful of Seuss by Dr. Seuss
- A child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
- You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You by John Ciardi
- Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
- Joyful Noise: Poems for two voices by Paul Fleischman
- Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices by Paul Fleischman
A Poetry Caper
What’s your favorite poem and who will you be sharing it with?