Poetry in Literature for Youth offers teachers, librarians, parents, and students with an instrumental guide for incorporating all forms of poetry into the curriculum. More than 900 annotated entries provide descriptions of books and other resources, including anthologies, classics, various poetry formats, poetry novels, multicultural poetry, performance poetry, teen poetry, poet biographies, and curriculum connections. Lists for building a core poetry collection, along with resources for teaching poetry criticism and writing, electronic poetry resources, booktalks, classroom activities, and lesson plans complement this guide. For anyone interested in knowing about poetry in literature, this is an indispensable guide.
Angela Leeper is an independent educational consultant and freelance writer and editor. She has worked as a teacher, librarian, and as an educational consultant in Evaluation Services at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In Evaluation Services, she facilitated the review of print materials to be used in North Carolina's public schools; edited and contributed to InfoTech, NCDPI's journal of recommended reviews; and worked with educators across the state via one-on-one interactions, workshops, conferences, and telecasts. She is a regular reviewer of children's and young adult books for Kirkus Reviews and Multicultural Review, and a contributor to Multicultural Review, The Book Report, American Careers, Succeed, The Bark, Dream/Girl, and North Carolina Libraries. She is the author of Juneteenth: Celebrating African-American Freedom (2004). She serves on the Association for Library Service to Children's Publications Committee and the Young Adult Library Services Association's Alex Award Committee.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. General Poetry Anthologies Chapter 4 2. Classics Chapter 5 3. Poetry Formats Chapter 6 4. Novels in Verse Chapter 7 5. Multicultural Chapter 8 6. Curriculum Connections: The Arts Chapter 9 7. Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts Chapter 10 8. Curriculum Connections: Health Chapter 11 9. Curriculum Connections: Mathematics Chapter 12 10. Curriculum Connections: Science Chapter 13 11. Curriculum Connections: Social Studies Chapter 14 12. Curriculum Connections: Traditional Literature Chapter 15 13. Performance Poetry and Poetry Slams Chapter 16 14. Poetry by Children and Teens Chapter 17 15. Poet Biographies Chapter 18 16. Poetry Writing Guides for Children and Teens Part 19 Appendix A: Professional Resources for Educators Part 20 Appendix B: Electronic Poetry Resources Part 21 Appendix C: Building a Core Poetry Collection in Your School Library Part 22 Author Index Part 23 Grade Index Part 24 Subject Index Part 25 Title Index Part 26 About the Author