Falling Down the Page

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Falling Down the Page

A Book of List Poems

By Georgia Heard (Editor)

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596432208, 47pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2009

Description

TRY THIS AT HOME. Poems to inspire young readers.

From Eileen Spinelli's many goodbyes to summer at the shore, to Avis Harley's catalog of ways to say hello across the globe, to a close look at the birds and animals outside Valiska Gregory's window in winter Georgia Heard has collected list poems from contemporary poets. Each list is gathered with a poet's eye carefully selected details beautifully presented so that readers see the extraordinary in the ordinary. And so readers are encouraged to be writers. The simplicity of each poem and Georgia Heard's introduction will inspire young poets to write their own.



About the Author
As a writer, a poet, and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Georgia Heard continues to bring a poet's ear and a teacher's know-how to every aspect of writing instruction. Her latest books, The Revision Toolbox, Second Edition and Finding the Heart of Nonfiction, take their place alongside essential resources such as the Heinemann titles Writing Toward Home; and Awakening the Heart - which Instructor Magazine called one of its 12 Books Every Teacher Should Read. Georgia is also a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services. At the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Georgia worked for seven years as Senior Staff Developer in New York City schools. Today she travels the U.S. and the world as a consultant, visiting author, and keynote speaker in school districts and conferences. In addition to her Heinemann professional books, Georgia is the coauthor of Climb Inside a Poem, classroom materials from Heinemann-Firsthand. She is also the author of the professional titles Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core Standards and A Place for Wonder as well as children's literature such as Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems.


Praise For Falling Down the Page

“Accessibility is one of the book’s greatest strengths, since the compact verses focus on familiar aspects of daily kid life.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“The poems will spark imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Teachers will welcome this fine anthology.” —Booklist

“Truly wonderful.” —Katie’s Literature Lounge

“A winner.” —School Library Journal

“A thoroughly entertaining and distinctive collection.” —BookPage