Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NCTE: Poetry for Paupers










RECAP ON NCTE 2011:

Janet and I offered free copies of our new poetry e-book, Gift Tag, for all those who came early. Here they are downloading it!


Poetry for Paupers from Recitation to E-Books; Infusing Poetry into the Classroom
National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention
Chicago, IL
Sat., Nov. 19, 2011
8:00am-9:15am

PRESENTERS
Sylvia Vardell, Professor, Texas Woman’s University, School of Library & Information Studies
Janet Wong, Author and Poet, sponsored by Charlesbridge
Laurie Purdie Salas, Author and Poet, sponsored by Clarion Books
Stephen Young, Program Director, Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest
Youssef Biaz, Alabama, 2011 Poetry Out Loud national champion

Janet spoke about many poem-finding resources, our new e-book poetry anthologies, and her own use of the Internet in promoting poetry. Laura shared a multitude of excellent resources and strategies (posted on her web site), and Steve talked about how the Poetry Out Loud competition began, evolved, and why it's valuable. Our session ended with Youssef performing "Filling Station" by Elizabeth Bishop (from memory). So restrained, so perfectly paced, so completely compelling.

Then I highlighted some of my favorite online poetry resources in a variety of categories. I'll share that info with you all here!

POETRY WEB RESOURCES

1. Poetry Foundation http://www.poetryfoundation.org/children/
2. Poetry Out Loud http://www.poetryoutloud.org/
3. The Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org
4. Poet’s Corner http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/
5. Poetry 180 http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
6. Poetry Daily http://www.poems.com/
7. The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center http://www.loc.gov/poetry/
8. Favorite Poem Project http://www.favoritepoem.org/
9. Magnetic Poetry http://www.magneticpoetry.com/
10. Semantic Rhyming Dictionary http://www.rhymezone.com/
11. Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry http://www.columbiagrangers.org/
12. How to Read a Poem http://www.shmoop.com/poetry/how-to-read-poem/how-to-read.html
13. Poetry Slams, Inc. http://www.poetryslam.com
14. Poetry Speaks https://www.poetryspeaks.com/
15. PoetryMagazine http://www.poetrymagazine.com/
16. Poets and Writers http://www.pw.org/
17. Voice Thread http://voicethread.com/
18. LibriVox http://librivox.org/
19. It’s a Small World: International Nursery Rhymes http://itsasmallworld.co.nz/index.php
20. Giggle Poetry http://www.gigglepoetry.com/
21. Teen Ink magazine http://www.teenink.com/
22. Poetry Hill Poetry http://www.potatohill.com
23. PACYA: Poetry Advocates for Children & YA http://poetryadvocates.wordpress.com/
24. Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry4Kids http://www.poetry4kids.com/
25. PoetryTagTime http://poetrytagtime.com

POETRY BLOGS

1. Poetry for Children by Sylvia Vardell (duh!)
http://www.poetryforchildren.blogspot.com
2. Chicken Spaghetti by Susan Thomsen
http://www.chickenspaghetti.typepad.com
3. Wild Rose Reader by Elaine Magliaro
http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/
4. The Miss Rumphius Effect by Tricia Stohr-Hunt
http://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/
5. The Poem Farm by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
http://poemfarm.blogspot.com/
6. Wordswimmer by Bruce Black
http://wordswimmer.blogspot.com/
7. Writing the World for Kids by Laura Purdie Salas
http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/
8. Writing and Ruminating by Kelly Fineman
http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/
9. GottaBook by Greg Pincus
http://gottabook.blogspot.com/
10. Read Write Believe by Sara Lewis Holmes
http://www.saralewisholmes.blogspot.com/
11. A Wrung Sponge by Andromeda Jazmon
http://awrungsponge.blogspot.com/
12. Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/
13. Author Amok by Laura Shovan
http://authoramok.blogspot.com/
14. Karen Edmisten’s blog
http://karenedmisten.blogspot.com/
15. A Year of Reading
http://readingyear.blogspot.com/
16. Alphabet Soup by Jama Rattigan
http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com
17. David L. Harrison’s blog
http://davidlharrison.wordpress.com/
18. Father Goose by Charles Ghigna
http://charlesghigna.blogspot.com/
19. Bookjoy by Pat Mora
http://sharebookjoy.blogspot.com/
20. Florian Café by Douglas Florian
http://floriancafe.blogspot.com/
21. Polkabats by Calef Brown
http://polkabats.blogspot.com/
22. The Drift Record by Julie Larios
http://julielarios.blogspot.com/
23. Nikki Sounds Off by Nikki Grimes
http://www.nikkigrimes.com/blog/
24. Lee B. Hopkins Poetry Award Teaching Toolbox
http://leebennetthopkinsaward.blogspot.com/
25. LBH Promising Poets
http://promisingpoet.blogspot.com/
26. J. Patrick Lewis Poetry Toolkit
http://jpatricklewis.blogspot.com/
27. p*tag: Teen Tag Time
http://teenpoetrytagtime.blogspot.com/
28. Gift Tag
http://poetrygifttag.blogspot.com

+ 88 POET WEB SITES (which are featured as regular links on my blog in the sidebar)

FREE AUDIO POETRY

Select poets that feature audio recordings:
Kristine O’Connell George: http://www.kristinegeorge.com/poetry_aloud.html
Janet S. Wong: http://www.janetwong.com/
Nikki Grimes: http://www.nikkigrimes.com/
Joyce Sidman: http://www.joycesidman.com/

Select poetry-related Web sites with audio files:
The Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org/
PoetryMagazine.com http://www.poetrymagazine.com/
Poets and Writers http://www.pw.org/
LibriVox http://librivox.org/
Favorite Poem Project http://www.favoritepoem.org/

PUBLISHERS’ POETRY GUIDES AND MATERIALS

Scholastic: Poetry
http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/index.htm
Holiday House: Free materials (& podcasts)
http://www.holidayhouse.com/free_materials.php
HarperCollins: Teachers & Librarians
http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/Teachers/
Penguin Young Readers: Teachers & Librarians
http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/youngreaders/teachers-librarians/index.html
Macmillan: Library Marketing
http://www.macmillanlibrary.com/
Candlewick Press: Resources
http://candlewick.com/authill.asp?b=Author&pg=1&m=actlist&pix=n
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Teacher’s Resources
http://www.hmhbooks.com/librarians/teacher.shtml
Disney Hyperion Children’s Books: Discussion Guides
http://disney.go.com/books/discussion-guides
Random House: Teachers
http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/
Little, Brown (Hachette Book Group): Librarians & Eudcators
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/librarians_index.aspx

WEB SITES FOR PUBLISHING POETRY BY KIDS

Web publishing: http://www.cyberkids.com/he/html/submit.html
Print publishing (COBBLESTONE, ODYSSEY magazines, etc.): http://www.cobblestonepub.com/privacy.html
Print publishing (STONE SOUP magazine): http://www.stonesoup.com/
CREATIVE KIDS Magazine: http://www.prufrock.com/client/client_pages/prufrock_jm_ck_wg.cfm
SKIPPING STONES multicultural magazine: http://www.skippingstones.org/submissions.htm
Teen Ink (print and online): http://www.teenink.com/Poetry/





Posting by Sylvia M. Vardell © 2011. All rights reserved.

9 comments:

Laurina Cashin said...

What a rich session you had at NCTE. Thanks for sharing all these resources in one place -- it's a treasure box.

Tabatha said...

How fantastic! Thanks for sharing all these resources. Having Youssef perform for you must have been a treat.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks! Glad you find this info useful, too.

Holly Thompson said...

Excellent list of resources, many of which I use teaching in Japan. Nice to learn of some new ones and wonderful to have all of these listed in one place. Thank you!

janet wong said...

Dear Holly: I wonder...have your students in Japan started using amazon and iTunes to download American (English language) books onto their phones or e-readers? It will be really great if you can introduce them to the work of J. Patrick Lewis, Joyce Sidman, Betsy Franco, etc...Please let us know if they have favorite (contemporary) American poets! Thanks, Janet

laurasalas said...

What a great session! It was fun to be part of. I loved NCTE--already trying to figure out how to get to Vegas next year. So MUCH poetry love:>)

MHarvey said...

Thank you for your generosity of resources!

Charles Waters said...

Great Sylvia. Just great! I'll save the blog links and try my best to visit them as often as possible.

John said...

This blog is great source of information which is very useful for me. Thank you very much.

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