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The Poetry Friday Anthology:
Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core
K-5 Edition
by Sylvia Vardell
      Janet Wong

Common Core, K-5 Teacher's 
Edition K-5
Item #497
ISBN 978-­1-­937057-­68-­8

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Adopt a new approach to language arts: each Friday, take 5 minutes to share The Poetry Friday Anthology. Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong have collaborated to create The Poetry Friday Anthology series. Now you can meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the English Language Arts (ELA) with Easy “Take 5” Poetry Lessons. “Take 5” teaching tips for each poem provide step-by-step poetry lessons that address curriculum requirements. Just five minutes every “Poetry Friday” will reinforce key skills in reading and language arts such as rhyme, repetition, rhythm, and alliteration. The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science will jump-start science discussions, too!

Poems in the two books include examples of many techniques, forms, and elements—rhyme, repetition, and rhythm; metaphor and simile;
personification; onomatopoeia; hyperbole; dramatic irony; and different forms (haiku, acrostic, ghazal, sonnet, reverso, analogies poem, etc.).

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Sylvia 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 magazine.

Sylvia Vardell’s other professional books include: Poetry Aloud Here: Sharing Poetry with Children (2012) and The Poetry Teacher’s Book of Lists (2012).

Janet Wong
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).

Janet Wong’s 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).

Books by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong are published by their company, pomelo books. We are honored to distribute The Poetry Friday Anthology series.