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Fly with Poetry: An ABC of Poetry

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Poetry has been and always will be part of us. Events in everyday life have been recited, chanted, and sung since the beginnings of language. In ballad or rap, sonnet or blues, poetry is the imaginative expression that illuminates something within us. But many children, and adults, shy away from poetry, thinking it's too complicated, remote, obscure--the baffling cousin to ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by WordSong (first published 2000)
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Emily V
Nov 27, 2016 Emily V added it
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"Fly with Poetry, An ABC of Poetry" is a collection of poems that are sorted by their form or technique. This collection gives readers examples of many different types of poems; the types range from acrostic to haiku, and metaphor to zoophabet ( A-Z ). Each poem is displayed with a picture so connect the student to their poem.

The format of this book allows the reader to use it in a very systematic way; if the teacher or students want to find a specific type of poem they would easily find it usi
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Elaine
May 30, 2012 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-lit, poetry
WOW! What an incredible book about poetry! Avis Harley combines the alphabet with poems and formatting to create a truly informative, yet fun book. I would recommend this to teachers who are doing lessons on poetry and writing.
Leslie
May 25, 2015 Leslie rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebooks, verse
A good guide for teaching poetic forms with great, kid-friendly examples.
Annalise
May 12, 2008 Annalise rated it it was amazing
this book has many different kinds of poems that I did not know about until my teacher read to are class in school.Some kinds of the poems had very weird names but they are very cool poetry.
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Avis Harley has written several books of poetry for children, including THE MONARCH'S PROGRESS: POEMS WITH WINGS. She lives in Vancouver.

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