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Talking Like the Rain: A Read-to-Me Book of Poems

by X. J. Kennedy

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This book of poems would be appropriate for second and third graders. Younger children would probably be able to relate to many of the poems. I think it would be good for teachers to introduce as well as read a couple of poems to the children first and then have them explore it on their own. The book is filled with a collection of poems by different authors. The book includes poems about magic, animals, families and songs. Also colorful illustrations fill each page up.
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1. After reading a couple of poems out loud I would pass the book around and have children look through it. If they find something interesting I would have them share with the class.
2.After each child looks through the book I would have them pick a poem they like and write a poem of the same category. ( )
  Stephanyk | Oct 13, 2011 |
Watercolor illustrations on large glossy pages, poems selected for their read-aloud appeal, and a wide range of kid-friendly topics make this anthology a winner.
  scducharme | Feb 6, 2011 |
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A collection of poems and illustrations celebrating the lives of children includes works by A. A. Milne, Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many new voices and is divided into sections on Day and Night, Just for Fun, and others.

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An illustrated collection of poems for very young children, including works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Shel Silverstein, and Jack Prelutsky.

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