Too often poetry booklets ask students to write poems that are haikus, limericks, etc. Although these can be fun to write, they are not mentioned in the common core. I created this booklet to help build my students' reading comprehension in the reading genre. This booklet is common core aligned. It includes the poems, "Introduction to Poetry", "Willow and Ginkgo", "It's all I have to bring today-" "Speech to the Young, Speech to the Progress-Toward" "Mother to Son", "On the Grasshopper and Cricket", "One more Round", "Not my Bones". The booklet includes and anthology of the poems and an answer key.