This shelf includes anthologies and chapbooks, or collections of poems by a single author. What unites this poetry is that the language, themes, topics, and content are relevant to kids’ lives. These poetry books will ignite your students’ interest in contemporary verse and serve as mentor texts for kids who read as writers.
The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 5 Below Benchmark Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries please visit CalkinsLibraries.com.