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Poetry for Children

Welcome to this web site.

If you want to know more about how to share contemporary poetry with children, you have come to the right place.

This site features what Caroline Feller Bauer calls "Poetry Breaks." These are opportunities to share poems with children through simple performances that invite participation. Try some of these Poetry Breaks with children you know.

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POETRY BREAKS
The Poetry Breaks here are organized into modules. Each module contains several Poetry Breaks. These are the general topics for each module.

Module 1 Creating a poetry environment
Module 2 Learning about major poets
Module 3 Poetry performance strategies
Module 4 Poetry across the curriculum
Module 5 Multicultural poetry
Module 6 Responding to poetry

This site is maintained by Sylvia M. Vardell and is updated periodically. Keep watching for new poems.