Off by Heart

Poems for Children to Learn and Remember


Author: Roger Stevens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192969

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 1203

A wonderful collection of poems that are easy to remember and perfect to recite out loud. New, modern and classic poems, ranging from very short to long. The book also includes tips for readers, teachers and parents on how to memorise poems and on performing them out loud. Perfect for the memorising and performance elements in the new primary National Curriculum. Aimed at readers aged 5+

Poems to Learn by Heart


Author: N.A

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423108054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 5289

Features one hundred readily memorizable poems that convey a wide range of feelings, meanings, and wisdom, in a volume complemented by watercolor illustrations.

A Child's Book of Poems


Author: Gyo Fujikawa

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402750618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 2258

Contains a collection of poems directed towards children which include, Summer sun, The swan, Three little trees, and more.

Poetry by Heart

Poems for Learning and Reciting


Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971624

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

View: 7964

Poetry by Heart - based on the hugely successful nationwide schools competition, 200 magical poems to learn by heart 'The poems we learn stay with us for the rest of our lives. They become personal and invaluable, and what's more they are free gifts - there for the taking' Simon Armitage Two years ago former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion had the idea of setting up Poetry by Heart - a nationwide annual competition for secondary schools which asked contestants to learn two or three poems and be judged on their recitations, first at school level, then regional, then in a national final held at London's National Portrait Gallery. It's proved a huge success, with hundreds of schools participating in the first year, and numbers up by 20% in the second. Coinciding with the start of the third year of competition, and published on National Poetry Day whose theme coincidentally in 2014 is Recitation, this Poetry by Heart anthology brings together the pool of poems - 200 altogether - from which contestants make their choices. Specially picked by Motion and his three co-editors, these poems make up a treasure house - of almost-unknown poems and familiar poems from the mainstream; love poems and war poems; funny poems and heartbroken poems; poems that recreate the world we know and poems written on the dark side of the moon. And all chosen with a view to their being recited out loud. From William Wordsworth to Wilfred Owen, Emily Brontë to Elizabeth Bishop this wonderfully enjoyable anthology will be enjoyed by all ages and includes the best poets from the past to the present day. In a groundbreaking feature, the book includes QR codes which allow readers to use their mobile phones to listen to recordings of the poems - many of them specially recorded by the poets themselves. Sir Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 till 2009, and is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, London. Jean Sprackland'sTilt won the Costa Poetry award in 2008. She is a Reader in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Julie Blake is co-Founder and Director of The Full English, an organization based in Bristol which provides support to teachers of English Literature. Mike Dixon is an educational consultant specializing in English in the classroom.

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages


Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684868733

Category: Fiction

Page: 573

View: 3563

The nation's most celebrated literary critic introduces children to the exciting world of literature through this collection of great stories by Hans Christian Andersen, William Blake, O. Henry, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and others. 100,000 first printing.

Teaching with Fire

Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach


Author: Sam M. Intrator

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787969702

Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 612

Teaching with Fire Those of us who care about the young and their education must find ways to remember what teaching and learning are really about. We must find ways to keep our hearts alive as we serve our students. Poetry has the power to keep us vital and focused on what really matters in life and in schooling. Teaching with Fire is a wonderful collection of eighty-eight poems from well-loved poets such as Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda. Each of these evocative poems is accompanied by a brief story from a teacher explaining the significance of the poem in his or her life's work. This beautiful book also includes an essay that describes how poetry can be used to grow both personally and professionally. Teaching with Fire was written in partnership with the Center for Courage & Renewal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Committed to Memory

100 Best Poems to Memorize


Author: John Hollander,Eavan Boland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439579923

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

View: 3681

A collection of English and American poems for memorization includes the works of Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, and Walt Whitman

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship


Author: Irene Latham,Charles Waters

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 151240442X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6748

Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, present paired poems about topics including family dinners, sports, recess, and much more. This relatable collection explores different experiences of race in America.

Whisper and Shout

Poems to Memorize


Author: Patrice Vecchione

Publisher: N.A


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 9549

A collection of poems on different subjects and in different styles, that lend themselves to memorization.

Tears for Water

Poetry & Lyrics


Author: Alicia Keys

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1984805592

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

View: 5590

From acclaimed musician Alicia Keys comes a revealing songbook of collected poems and lyrics that document her growth as a person, a woman, and an artist. “All my life, I’ve written these words with no thought or intention of sharing them. Not even with my confidants. These are my most delicate thoughts. The ones that I wrote down just so I could understand what in the world these things I was thinking meant...” When she burst onto the music scene with her multi-million bestselling, Grammy® Award-winning first album, Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys became a superstar. Two decades later, her career has expanded into producing, acting, and passionate activism—winning her worldwide acclaim, numerous awards, and a spot on Time’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People.” Though Alicia has been very vocal through her career, there were always “delicate thoughts” that she never before imagined she’d share with anyone else—until now. In Tears for Water, Alicia Keys opens the journals and notebooks that she has kept throughout her life and reveals her heart to her fans in return for all the love they have shown to her and her music. Hello morning now I see you cause I am awake What was once so sweet and secure has turned out to be fake Girl, you can’t be scared gotta stand up tall and let ’em see what shines in you Push aside the part lying in your heart like the ocean is deep, dark and blue —from Golden Child

By Heart

101 Poems to Remember


Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571192632

Category: American poetry

Page: 143

View: 314

What has happened to the lost art of memorising poems? Why do we no longer feel that it is necessary to know the most enduring, beautiful poems in the English language 'by heart'? In his introduction Ted Hughes explains how we can overcome the problem by using a memory system that becomes easier the more frequently it is practised. The collected 101 poems are both personal favourites and particularly well-suited to the method Hughes demonstrates. Spanning four centuries, ranging from Shakespeare and Keats through to Thomas Hardy and Seamus Heaney, By Heart offers the reader a 'mental gymnasium' in which the memory can be exercised and trained in the most pleasurable way. Some poems will be more of a challenge than others, but all will be treasured once they have become part of the memory bank. This edition is part of a series of anthologies edited by poets such as Don Paterson and Simon Armitage and features an attractive new design to complement an anthology of classic poems.

It's Not My Fault!


Author: Roger Stevens,Steven Withrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472919971

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 2889

"It wasn't me-or was it He, My evil, evil, evil twin? I didn't mean to be so mean. There goes my evil twin again." Join poets Roger Stevens and Steven Withrow for this magical mixture of poems. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious there's something here for everyone. Just remember though - whatever happens... it's not my fault!

Off by Heart


Author: Daisy Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781407112084

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 272

View: 7438

Off By Heart is the indispensable companion to the TV competition, which will bring together students from all over the country who have learned poems by heart and will compete for a prize for their school. It contains the full text of many classic and beloved poems, as well as some more recent favourites, organized to help ease kids into the world of poetry. Along the way there are helpful hints and tips that will help even reluctant readers enjoy some of the greatest poems ever written. A must-have gift for children of all ages.

Heart Lines


Author: Gemma Troy

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449498736

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 474

Gemma Troy spent her childhood hunting for gold with her father, camping in fern gullies, and collecting keepsakes from the outdoors. Pebbles, nests, shells, seed pods, plants, bones, feathers – if it’s beautiful, portable, and can be spared by the earth, Gemma takes it home as a reminder of nature’s beauty. In Heart Lines, Gemma reflects on themes of love and pain, femininity and joy, and matches each delicate poem with one of her foraged treasures.

Love You Forever


Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780920668375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9617

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

Brown Girl Dreaming


Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147515823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 368

View: 9047

"Contains seven new, original poems by the author"--Page [4] of cover.

Diary of a Young Girl


Author: Anne Frank


ISBN: 9887739537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1734

The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Published in 1947, the diary received widespread critical and popular attention. The book is included in several lists of the top books of the 20th century.

This Time

New and Selected Poems


Author: Gerald Stern

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393319095

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 6999

An exhilarating new collection by the poet often acclaimed as the modern Walt Whitman is "remarkable for its generosity of spirit, manifested in a warm surrealism that is often turned with humor toward his own past" ("Publishers Weekly").

World Make Way

New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum


Author: The Metropolitan Museum of Art,Lee Bennett Hopkins

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352882

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 9150

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” —Leonardo da Vinci Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, 18 poets have written new poems inspired by some of the most popular works in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. The collection represents a wide range of poets and artists, including acclaimed children’s poets Marilyn Singer, Alma Flor Alda, and Carole Boston Weatherford and popular artists such as Mary Cassatt, Fernando Botero, Winslow Homer, and Utagawa Hiroshige. Accompanying the artwork and specially commissioned poems is an introduction, biographies of each poet and artist, and an index.