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Mrs. McKeown's Poetry
Why Bother With Poetry
A Concrete or Shape poem
Free Verse or Unrhymed Poem
A Student's Poem
Stump the Teacher
My Poem
Poetry References
Poet Study - Poems
Poet Study - Biography
Poet Study-Jack Prelutsky
International Poet
Native American Poet
Naoshi Koriyama (extra)
Asian American Poet
Hispanic/Latino Poet
Gary Soto extra
African American Poet
Picture Book
Social Studies
Poem /Sung
Two Groups
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Douglas Florian
Judith Viorst
Jack Prelutsky 2
Jack Prelutsky
Shel Silverstein
Folk Poem
Song Lyrics
Classic Poetry
Mother Goose
Picture Book Poem
Arthur Guiterman


Welcome to my poetry website.  I have really enjoyed my journey through the world of children's poetry. This website is just a sample of an assignment teachers could work on as a class poetry project.  The site is quite large, but it could be scaled down to contain a site for students  to post their favorite poetry. Students can add their own graphics for their favorite poetry. This also gives the students a chance to see what the teacher would choose for favorites in different categories.  A REALLY fun way to share poetry!!!

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Poetry Authors 

Poet Study-Jack Prelutsky

Poem Titles 
(Click on links to see full versions)

  • A Concrete or Shape Poem - I'm Stuck Inside a Seashell - Jack Prelutsky
  • Free Verse or Unrhymed Poem - Little Girl, Be Careful What You Say - Carl Sandburg
  • A Student's Poem - I and Me - Carlo Williams, grade 9
  • Stump the Teacher - In Response To Executive Order 9066 - Dwight Okita
  • My Poem - When I Found Out - Julie McKeown
  • International Poet - Waltzing Matilda - Andrew Banjo Barton
  • Native American Poet - Empty Kettle - Louis (Little Coon) Oliver
  • Asian American Poet - I ask My Mother to Sing - Li-Young Lee
  • Naoshi Koriyama - A Loaf of Poetry/Unfolding Bud
  • Hispanic/Latino Poet - Confession to Mrs. Robert L. Snow-Gary Soto
  • Gary Soto - How Things Work
  • African American Poet - Merry-Go-Round - Langston Hughes
  • Nonfiction - Lincoln -Nancy Byrd Turner 
  • Picture Book - I Chased a Dragon Through the Woods - Jack Prelutsky 
  • Science - A Microscopic Topic -Jack Prelutsky
  • Mathematics - Arithmetic - Carl Sandburg 
  • Social Studies - They Put Me In the Stupid Class - Douglas Florian
  • Poem Sung - I'm In a Rotten Mood Today - Jack Prelutsky
  • Line Around -Snow - Felice Holeman
  • Movement - Boa Constrictor - Shel Silverstein
  • Two Groups - I'm Thankful - Jack Prelutsky
  • Refrain - Things - Eloise Greenfield
  • Lee Bennett Hopkins - Final Score
  • Douglas Florian -The Gorilla
  • Judith Viorst - Since Hannah Moved Away
  • Jack Prelutsky - Nine Mice
  • Jack Prelutsky 2 - Louder Than A Clap of Thunder
  • Shel Silverstein - The Unicorn
  • Arthur Guiterman - On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness/Harvest Home
  • Folk Poem - Playmate
  • Song Lyrics -How Do You Like Me Now - Toby Keith
  • Classic Poetry -How Do I Love Thee - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Mother Goose - Little Miss Muffett
  • Picture Book Poem - Clean Your Room Harvey Moon - Pat Cummings



America The Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

-- Katherine Lee Bates --



Fall Is Coming!!
You have time to check out these great sites and get some ideas for using poetry in your classes !!
Links to my favorite poetry sites:

Giggle Poetry

Poetry Unit Plan

Academy of American Poets

Poetry Links For Young People

Ongoing Tales

Ongoing Tales - The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

More Poetry Links


Poetry4Kids -links

Poetry For Kids

Poets Corner

Poetry Lesson Plans

Poetry Covers it all!

Poetry Teachers

Poetry Power

Rhyme Zone

30 Days of Poetry