Friday, May 08, 2015

Celebrating World Red Cross Day

Today, May 8, is World Red Cross Day and of course we have featured it in our new book, The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations. Our featured poem, "Look for the Helpers," is by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes and it's a lovely, sensitive poem that helps children focus on the helping nature of this important organization-- and how they can help right where they are. In addition to writing this beautiful poem, Michelle created a video too! And even got the Red Cross organization involved! She has posted it on her blog today too, so check out her poem video HERE. It's a wonderful way to share a poem in a one-minute movie complete with visuals and audio, too. 

Take 5!
As you surely know, we also provide mini-lessons or "Take 5" activities for every poem in all our books, so here are the Take 5 activities for THIS poem, "Look for the Helpers" by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations.

Now head on over to Michelle's blog, Today's Little Ditty, for the rest of the Poetry Friday party! 


Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

It's no wonder the PFAs are so successful, Sylvia! Your "Take 5" tips are always the perfect jumping off points for discussion. I've added your link in the body of my post today as well as in the roundup.

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

I agree with Michelle, Sylvia. The Take 5's are just wonderful! That's a big thing to love about the PFAs.