Hop to It:
Poems to Get You Moving
by Sylvia Vardell and
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HOP TO IT:
Poems to Get You Moving
is an anthology of 100 poems by 90 poets—with fun facts sprinkled throughout, thematic mini-lessons, and extensive back matter featuring useful tips to help maximize student learning.
You can share a new poem or two each week of the school year—and come back to share your students' favorite poems over and over! Poems involve the whole body and incorporate a wide variety of movements—including deskercise!
You'll find poems on life during a pandemic, virtual learning, staying connected with friends, and standing up for what you believe in.
Take a "30-second indoor recess" (or "brain break") whenever you need it!
Contributing poets include: Alma Flor Ada, David Bowles, Joseph Bruchac, F. Isabel Campoy, Yangsook Choi, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Zetta Elliott, Margarita Engle, Alan Katz, Linda Sue Park, Jack Prelutsky, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Padma Venkatraman, and Carole Boston Weatherford.
145 pages; ISBN 9781937057299
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Vardell is Professor in the School of Library and
Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University and has
taught graduate courses in children's and young adult
literature at various universities since 1981. Vardell
has published extensively, including five books on
literature for children, as well as over 20 book
chapters and 100 journal articles. Her current work
focuses on poetry for children, including a regular blog,
PoetryforChildren, since 2006. She is also the regular
“Everyday Poetry” columnist for ALA’s Book Links
Vardell’s other professional books include: Poetry Aloud
Here: Sharing Poetry with Children (2012) and The Poetry
Teacher’s Book of Lists (2012).
is a graduate of Yale Law School and former lawyer who
switched careers and became a children’s poet. Her
dramatic career change has been featured on The Oprah
Winfrey Show, CNN’s Paula Zahn Show, and Radical
Sabbatical. She is the author of 30 books for children
and teens on a wide variety of subjects, including
writing and revision (You Have to Write), creative
recycling (The Dumpster Diver), diversity and community
(Apple Pie 4th of July), cheating on tests (Me and Rolly
Maloo), and chess (Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club).
books include: Before It Wriggles Away (A Richard C.
Owen "Meet the Author" Book), You Have to Write (2002),
and A Suitcase of Seaweed (1996) and others.
Books by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong are
published by their company, pomelo
books. We are honored to distribute The Poetry Friday Anthology