Off by Heart

Poems for Children to Learn and Remember


Author: Roger Stevens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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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: 1892

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

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages


Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684868733

Category: Fiction

Page: 573

View: 1322

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.

Poetry by Heart

Poems for Learning and Reciting


Author: Julie Blake,Andrew Motion

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241185544

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

View: 2462

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 per cent 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.

Teaching with Fire

Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach


Author: Sam M. Intrator

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787969702

Category: Education

Page: 225

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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.


Poems to Learn by Heart


Author: Mary Ann Hoberman

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316129473

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 348

When you learn a poem by heart, it becomes a part of you. You know it in your mind, in your mouth, in your ears, in your whole body. And best of all, you know it forever. From the creators of the bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series comes this new collection of poems especially suitable for learning by heart and saying aloud. With personal introductions by former Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman -- as well as her own time-tested tips and tools for memorization and recitation -- and vivid illustrations by Michael Emberley featuring his trademark wit and lively characters, Forget-Me-Nots includes more than 120 works from both classic and contemporary poets, from childhood favorites to lesser-known treasures. This anthology will inspire a love of learning poetry!

By Heart

101 Poems to Remember


Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571278749

Category: American poetry

Page: 143

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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.

Off by Heart


Author: Daisy Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781407112084

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 272

View: 5338

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.

Love Poems from God

Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West


Author: Daniel Ladinsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142196120

Category: Poetry

Page: 381

View: 9239

Presents a selection of works from twelve spiritual poets, including Rumi, St. Teresa of Avila, Rabia, and St. John of the Cross.

A Child's Book of Poems


Author: Gyo Fujikawa

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402750618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 3427

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

Whisper and Shout

Poems to Memorize


Author: Patrice Vecchione

Publisher: N.A


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 4662

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

Apes to Zebras


Author: Roger Stevens,Liz Brownlee,Sue Hardy-Dawson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

ISBN: 9781472929525


Page: 128

View: 2384

This gorgeous collection of animal poems from Roger Stevens, Liz Brownlee and Sue Hardy-Dawson will entrance and delight in equal measure. Featuring a full alphabet of animals, birds, and insects, with the odd extinct or imaginary creature thrown in, these beautiful shape poems are a perfect way to introduce children to poetry. Some funny, some serious, there is something here for everyone.

Favorite Poems Old and New

Selected for Boys and Girls by H'F'


Author: Helen Josephine Ferris

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385076967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 598

View: 8201

An extensive anthology of poetry selected to please the varied moods and interests of boys and girls

Poetry Speaks to Children


Author: Elise Paschen

Publisher: Sourcebooks MediaFusion


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 7605

An illustrated collection of ninety-five poems for children features the works of seventy-three classic and contemporary poets.

Is This a Poem?

What makes a poem, and how YOU can write one


Author: Roger Stevens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472920023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5885

Do you like poems? Are you sure you know what one is?! Join popular poet Roger Stevens for a trip through the different types of poetry: from advertising jingles to football chants, and from free verse to rap. Then, why not have a go at writing a poem of your own?

Glass, Irony, and God


Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213028

Category: Poetry

Page: 142

View: 6177

Anne Carson's poetry - characterized by various reviewers as "short talks", "essays", or "verse narratives" - combines the confessional and the critical in a voice all her own. Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson in Glass, Irony and God weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay", a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Bronte sisters; "Book of Isaiah", a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and "The Fall of Rome", about her trip to "find" Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.

The Raven


Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635239890

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language and supernatural atmosphere, it tells of the mysterious visit of a talking raven to a distraught lover, tracing his slow descent into madness.

Writing Poetry to Save Your Life

How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories


Author: Maria M. Gillan

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550717471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 201

View: 7205

What I hope to accomplish in this book is to give writing prompts that will help you to get past all the outside influences that keep you from believing in yourself and in your ability to write. In order to write, you need to get rid of notions about language, poetic form, and esoteric subject matter ? all the things that the poetry police have told you are essential if you are to write. I wanted to start from a different place, a place controlled by instinct rather than by intelligence. Revision, the shaping and honing of the poem, should come later, and, in revising, care always needs to be taken to retain the vitality and electricity of the poem. Anyone can learn to craft a capable poem, but it is the poems that retain that initial vitality that we remember; these are the poems that teach us how to be human.


From one of the most beloved English Romantic poets, best known for his Odes, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode to Indolence, Ode to Psyche, Ode to Fanny, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia, Hyperion and more


Author: John Keats

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027200768

Category: Poetry

Page: 17

View: 8451

This eBook edition of "ODE ON A GRECIAN URN" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Divided into five stanzas of ten lines each, the ode contains a narrator's discourse on a series of designs on a Grecian urn. The poem focuses on two scenes: one in which a lover eternally pursues a beloved without fulfilment, and another of villagers about to perform a sacrifice. John Keats (1795 - 1821) was an English Romantic poet. The poetry of Keats is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analyzed in English literature. "Ode on a Grecian Urn" was not well received by contemporary critics. It was only by the mid-19th century that it began to be praised, although it is now considered to be one of the greatest odes in the English language. John Keats (1795-1821) was an English Romantic poet. The poetry of Keats is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analyzed in English literature.

Song of Myself


Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113175

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 8189

It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers of revised editions will find this version surprising, and often superior.