Poet and author Georgia Heard published her seminal work about the teaching of poetry with young people, For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry in 1987. (My students and I STILL read and refer to that book.)
Georgia’s latest professional book provides guidance on poetry teaching AND the Common Core standards.
Heard, Georgia. 2013. Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core State Standards: Exemplar Poems with Engaging Lessons and Response Activities That Help Students Read, Understand and Appreciate Poetry. New York: Scholastic.
And her previous professional reference is also an excellent poetry resource:
Heard, Georgia. 1999. Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Don’t miss her recent poetry anthologies either:
Heard, Georgia. Ed. 2006 (reissued). This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
Heard, Georgia. Ed. 2009. Falling Down the Page; A Book of List Poems. New York: Roaring Brook.
Heard, Georgia. Ed. 2012. The Arrow Finds its Mark: A Book of Found Poems. New York: Macmillan.
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