Vardell and Wong encourage teachers to take 5 minutes each and every Friday of the school year to pause and share a poem with the class. To that end, they have assembled an incredibly rich collection of poems for Kindergarten through fifth grade, arranged them in a logical sequence, and provided suggestions for reading aloud, for pre and post reading activities. I had to resist dog-earing page after page, poem after poem. How wonderful to have at your fingertips such a resource!
Thanks, Sylvia and Janet for reminding all of us of the beauty and fun and language of the poets.