I recently wrote about The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations published by Pomelo Books. This wonderful collection has 156 poems in English and in Spanish. The poems are for children ages 4-12 and cover a wide variety of topics. The book is perfect for a school, class or home library.
The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations provides teachers and parents with poetry to read with children learning Spanish. The poems are short and focused, with vocabulary related to a specific topic. They are also concrete enough to be used successfully with language learners. Read more about The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations here.
Pomelo Books is very generously giving 10 copies of the Teachers/Librarian edition of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations to Spanish Playground readers. Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below. Read the official giveaway rules here.
It is one of those conversations I can’t forget, although I wish I could. Don’t you ever do anything with ideas? I was doing my student teaching. An English teacher asked me that question – Don’t you ever do anything with ideas? – as we stood chatting at the copy machine. Taken aback, I reassured her that of course we did. Inside, though, I cringed, because it wasn’t true.
If only I had been using The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations! I imagine my confident answer: Of course! We use poetry to work with all kinds of ideas. The poems relate to the National Social Studies Standards and themes, so we talk about culture, power, global connections, science, you know, so many important concepts.
The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations did not exist then, and I doubt the answer I gave was very convincing. Now though, things are different. I am so happy that this book is available, along with many other excellent materials. Language teaching keeps getting better!
Be sure to enter the giveaway to win a copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations. For more information and updates, follow Pomelo Books on Twitter and Facebook. They also have an excellent Pinterest board with poems that you may want to follow.