Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Poet X

One last poetry video to close out our digital celebration of National Poetry Month, but this time it's highlighting a novel in verse, rather than the text of a single poem. This one was also created by one of my graduate students, Rose B., and also used with her permission. I think she captures the spirit of Elizabeth Acevedo's powerful and award-winning book, The Poet X (Harper, 2018). Check it out!



Monday, April 29, 2019

Freedom Over Me

National Poetry Month is coming to a close, but it's not too late to highlight one more powerful poetry video. This one was created by Itunu S. and is a trailer for a picture book, rather than featuring a single poem. It's a powerful introduction to Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum, 2016), told through narrative poetry and amazing art. Check it out!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Summer Reading

Spring is in full swing and we're thinking about the end of the school year and the summer ahead. Here's the perfect poem video to send the students into the summer. 
It's "Summer Reading" by Janet Wong from GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud (Pomelo Books, 2018). This video was created by Michele H. and is so fun and engaging!



Saturday, April 27, 2019

Field Day Fun

April means National Poetry Month, but for many children it also brings field day fun outdoors. 

Here's a poem that captures that special event, "Field Day Fun" by Elizabeth Steinglass from GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud (Pomelo Books, 2018). Amy W. has created a fun digital poem video for Liz's poem complete with authentic photos of kids having fun at a real field day!

Click this link to watch.




Thursday, April 25, 2019

Gym Teachers

Ready to get up and stretch?
Watch this video of the poem, "Gym Teachers" by Darren Sardelli from GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud (Pomelo Books, 2018). Tiffany W. has created a fun poem video full of active kids and with a lovely nod to the gym teachers who guide them. 





Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What Does a Reading Specialist Do? (2.0)

Double your fun with this second interpretation of the poem, "What Does a Reading Specialist Do?" by Linda Kulp Trout from GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud (Pomelo Books, 2018). Here, Kelsea R. uses a clever dog to show the way! 




Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Disappointed

Time for one more pet-themed poem!

This time, poet Helen Frost's poem, "Disappointed" is brought to life in this video created by Amy T. and cleverly narrated by kids! You'll find this poem in Pet Crazy: A Poetry Friday Power Book (Pomelo Books, 2017). 


Monday, April 22, 2019

Please, Mommy, Please

Ready for something fun and playful? 

Check out this poem video for the poem, "Please, Mommy, Please" by Janice Harrington from the book Pet Crazy: A Poetry Friday Power Book (Pomelo Books, 2017). 

Sally S. created this appealing video featuring that poem. 


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Fake News

Janet Wong tackled a tough topic in her poem, "Fake News" from Here We Go: A Poetry Friday Power Book (Pomelo Books, 2017). 

Then Adrianna S. turned it into an engaging poetry video. Check it out!




Saturday, April 20, 2019

In the Life of a Substitute

For all the teachers--and substitute teachers-- here's a poem just for you!

Janequeal S. created this poem video for the poem, "In the Life of a Substitute" by Lydia Breiseth from GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud (Pomelo Books, 2018). Enjoy!