Whisper and Shout: Poems to Memorize
Patrice Vecchione (Editor)
DescriptionFrom John Updikes Player Piano to Walt Whitmans I Hear America Singing, from Lucille Cliftons the earth is a living thing to Gelett Burgesss The Purple Cow, these poems tumble from childrens tongues and dance with their tapping toes. Whether joyous, rhythmic, solemn, or simple silly fun, poetry learned by heart has a lasting claim on childrens affections and a permanent home in their hearts. The introduction includes tips for teaching kids how to memorize poems. Vecchione presents a selection of verses with rhythms, themes, and wordplay that especially appeal to middle graders.
March 07, 2002
6.38 X 0.69 X 9.18 inches | 0.79 pounds
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About the Author
Patrice Vecchione is the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life, as well as two books of poetry. She is also the editor of many highly acclaimed anthologies for children, young adults, and adults. Vecchione has taught creative writing and collage workshops at universities, libraries, in community and spiritual centers, including Esalen Institute, and privately for over thirty years. She also teaches workshops outdoors through parks departments and recreation centers. She lives in Monterey, California.