4 Award-winning Poetry Guides & Activities: Where I Live, Amber & Essie, Plus 2

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4 Award-winning Poetry Guides and Activities:

STORY POEMS About Times When Life Was Hard:

Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli

Amber Was Brave and Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams

SIJO POEMS about funny, unexpected, amazing aspects of everyday things

Tap Dancing on the Roof by Linda Sue Park

POEMS THAT CELEBRATE THE RICH DIVERSITY OF AMERICAN KIDS:

Amazing Faces by Lee Bennett Hopkins

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Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli

A STORY POEM About Times When Life Was Hard

"This is where I live -- in the yellow house with the white shutters."

Diana enjoys living in her house with her family, near her best friend, Rose. Her little sister, Twink, guards the front door where a bird has built her nest in the willow wreath. Good things happen in her home and in her school.

Then, her daddy loses his job. Will Diana lose her home...her friend...?

This warm, timely, emotional narrative poem told in blank verse will inspire children to think about their own homes and to feel secure in their futures where new doors can open when old ones are closed.

The Kids Wings Literature Guide for Where I Live was written by Suzy Red and comes to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats.

The activities include:

Discussion Cards

Readers Theater

Memory Box

Anticipation Guide

Map Activities

Poetry Discussion: The Language of Emotion

Crossword Puzzle

Comprehension Check-up

More Purple Flopples

Comparing and Contrasting Books

How Old, A Logic Puzzle

Discussion and Writing Prompts

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Amber Was Brave and Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams
A STORY POEM About Times When Life Was Hard

This is the story about Amber and Essie
Written in blank verse poetry.

Life changed for Amber and Essie
When their daddy went to jail.
There was not much food,
And they were often alone.
But they were happy.
They could make a Best Sandwich.
Together.
Plus, there was Wilson
And Nata-Lee.

This Kids Wings Literature Guide for Amber Was Brave and Essie Was Smart was written by Suzy Red and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for ease in printing and projecting.
The Activities include:

The Pronoun Song to the tune of Clementine

Point of View and Voice

Hearing Voices

Note-taking Grid

Daddy and His Girls, Comprehension Checkup

Cumulative Reading

Mock Trial

Making Choices, Growing Character

Games for Two

Putting the Pieces Back Together, Crossword Puzzle

Helping People Out of the Valleys

Diamante, Couplets, An ABC Poem

Answers

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Amazing Faces

A POETRY COLLECTION by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Poems that celebrate the rich diversity of American kids

Did you know that your face sends out signals to what you are feeling, to what you are thinking, and what you are hiding from others? When you are sleeping, your face shows your dreams that dance in your head. When you try hard to learn, your face shows your pride and determination. When you are lonely, your face can be a magnet that invites others to include you or a warning that sends others away. When you are an athlete, your face reflects your dedication to the team. When you are relaxed and content, your face shows your creativity and imagination. When you are a firefighter, your face shows the stress of your job but your eyes twinkle with strength and courage. When you are an American, you stand tall with pride and love for your country.

Amazing Faces explores the expressions of Americans through poems that you will enjoy reading. In them you will see people helping others, United States flags waving, soldiers return home, the Fourth of July, and other special times that bring Americans together.

The Kids' Wings literature guide for Amazing Faces invites group discussion, exploration of poetic devices including figurative language, skill building, and an invitation to write a poem about a different face. The poems that are included represent a cross section of people from various places, with various dreams and problems.

The Kids Wings Literature Guide for Amazing Faces was written by Suzy Red and comes to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats.

The Activities include:

Discussion Cards

Analysis Chart of Poetic Devices

A Poet's Eyes

Crossword Puzzle

Feeling the Poems

Literary Devices

Playing with Figures of Speech

Poet's Corner

Answer Pages

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Tap Dancing on the Roof by Linda Sue Park

SIJO POEMS about funny, unexpected, amazing aspects of everyday things

Linda Sue Park brings Sijo, Korean poetry, to life in this collection of poems about the comical, unexpected, and amazing aspects of the everyday life--breakfast, thunder and lightning, math, houseplants, tennis, freshly laundered socks, and more. She includes historical connections and directions for novices to try their hands in writing their own Sijo poems.Lively illustrations by Istvan Banyai add visual candy to this unique collection.

The Kids Wings unit for Tap Dancing on the Roof was written by Suzy Red and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence in Printing and Projection.

The Activities include:

Discussion Cards

Hearing Voices: Classifying Figurative Language in Sijo

Checking Comprehension: 2 pages

Crossword Puzzle: Understanding Sijo

Writing a Six-Line Sijo Poem: Parts 1-5

Answer Keys

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PLEASE NOTE: Kids Wings materials are written by highly experienced master teachers and librarians. We hire professional proof readers who are also master educators. We do our best to be sure each of our literature guides is top quality and error free, and classroom tested, but if you think we can do better, we welcome your input. If you find an error in our materials, please email us at suzy@suzyred.com so we can make corrections. After it is revised, we will invite you to download a newly polished copy and will probably attach a surprise to our reply as a thank-you!

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