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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Heinemann!

2019_03Mar_PoetryMonth_Slider_1Poetry feeds the soul. It speaks to our innermost thoughts and feelings, inspires us, moves us, and can even make us better readers and writers. To celebrate National Poetry Month, Heinemann is offering 40% off the list price of select poetry resources with promo code POEM19 when you order from, now  through April 30, 2019. Restrictions apply, see the bottom of this post for full details. 

Below are all the titles included in the promotion:


poems_are_teachers_book_coverPoems are Teachers: How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

This is a practical book designed for every classroom teacher. Students will learn how to replicate the craft techniques found in poetry to strengthen all writing, from fiction to opinion, from personal narrative to information.  “Poets arrange words and phrases just as prose writers do, simply in tighter spaces,” Amy argues. “In the tight space of poetry, readers can identify writing techniques after reading one page, not thirty pages.”


heart_maps_coverHeart Maps: Helping Students Create and Craft Authentic Writing by Georgia Heard

In Heart Maps, Georgia shares 20 unique, multi-genre heart maps to help your students write from the heart. Filled with full-color student heart maps, examples of the resulting writing, along with access to reproducible templates, Heart Maps will be a practical tool for awakening new writing possibilities in your students throughout the year.


Poetry_middle_gradesReading Poetry in the Middle Grades: 20 Poems and Activities That Meet the Common Core Standards and Cultivate a Passion for Poetry by Paul B. Janeczko

The 20 poems in this collection were chosen for their thought-provoking topics; compelling real-world themes that lead to conversation and collaboration in middle school classrooms. And by showing you how the poems and activities address the common core standards for English Language Arts, Paul provides a clear understanding of how you can “get there” using poetry.



Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School by Georgia Heard

Awakening the Heart explores how to cultivate the poet in every elementary and middle school student—through well-drawn examples, detailed exercises, creative projects, and down-to-earth classroom teachings. Along the way, we learn how to: create environments that encourage children to express their innate sense of wonder; introduce poetry that will engage them; and help children make the transition from reading and talking to writing.


good-of-earth-and-sunFor the Good of the Earth and the Sun: Teaching Poetry by Georgia Heard

For the Good of the Earth and Sun is for teachers at all levels, especially for those teachers who feel anxious about introducing poetry to students. Georgia Heard offers a method of teaching poetry that respects the intelligence of students and teachers and that can build upon their basic originality. She explores poetry from the inside as it is: a powerful and necessary way of looking at the world, and one of mankind's most durable inventions.


explore-poetryExplore Poetry by Don Graves 

This volume involves you in both the reading and writing of poetry, for yourself and your children. Experiment with reading poetry aloud, "found" poems, writing poetry from prose, and acquiring poems through choral speaking. The "Actions" here help you encourage a sense of play in the composing of poetry, focusing on passion and wonder, combining sound and sense, and transforming the common into the unusual. A concluding section invites ways of spreading poetry throughout the curriculum, integrating it with the study of science, history, and mathematics.


practical-poetryPractical Poetry: A Nonstandard Approach to Meeting Content-Area Standards by Sara Holbrook

In Practical Poetry, Sara Holbrook shows you how the precise language and keen observations of poems can be used as nuts-and-bolts tools for addressing content and language standards in four key subject areas. Whether you teach one or several subjects, Practical Poetry includes chapters specially written to show you how to promote content understanding and meaning-making in language arts, math, science, and social studies by taking poems out of the artsy ether and making them functional. Even if you aren't a poet, you'll be ready to use poetry in your class tomorrow because each of Holbrook's lessons.


outspoken_coverOutspoken! How to Improve Writing and Speaking Skills Through Poetry Performance by Michael Salinger and Sara Holbrook 

In Outspoken! poet–educators Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger take you through the process of developing, implementing, and assessing poetry performance—and beyond. Beginning with ideas for encouraging even the most reluctant students to speak clearly and write from the heart, this handbook uses familiar workshop structures to guide young poets toward vibrant completed pieces and an exciting, dynamic delivery. With lessons involving memoir, metaphor, character, point of view, and articulation, you’ll find a fully realized unit that’s as enjoyable to teach as it is to learn and that’s full of specific advice on assessing the writing, speaking, performing, and learning of your students.


brave-new-bvociesBrave New Voices: The YOUTH SPEAKS Guide to Teaching Spoken Word Poetry by Scott Herndon and Jen Weiss 

Brave New Voices provides teachers with a "how-to" guide to staging a teen poetry slam, enabling students to unlock their poetic passion in front of their peers. For all levels of students and developing artists, from the shy to savvy, here is a way to spark a love of poetry. For students already composing poems, here is a way to help them take a powerful step forward in their growth as writers. And for teachers, here is a way to liberate poetry from dry textbooks by tapping the poetic potential within the next generation.


climb-inside-a-poemClimb Inside a Poem: Reading and Writing Poetry Across the Year by Georgia Heard and Lester Laminack

In Climb Inside a Poem: Reading and writing Poetry Across the Year, Georgia Heard and Lester Laminack tap into this natural inclination and demonstrate how reading and writing poetry can also support and extend young children's language and literacy development. Through an anthology of original children's poems and related lessons, Georgia and Lester describe how to weave poetry into the fabric of a school day by reading a variety of poems for a variety of purposes.


naming-the-worldNaming the World: A Year of Poems and Lessons by Nancie Atwell

Reading and discussing great poems changes her students: helps them gain perspective on their identities and make sense of their worlds, while honing their skills as critical readers and intentional writers. Poetry is the foundation upon which Nancie's students build excellence as writers in every genre, from finding subjects that matter, to crafting powerful language, recognizing how punctuation gives voice to writing, and developing and supporting a theme.


FP_WTS_GrK_CVR-smWords That Sing: Poetry Charts for Shared Reading by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Words That Sing is an illustrated collection of poems, songs, and rhymes that will fill children with language, ideas, and imagery, which will help them use and enjoy the oral and written word. Enlarged charts make it possible for children to “read” a much more complex text than they could independently, enabling each child—regardless of reading level—to benefit from the many values and goals that poetry brings to the classroom. Available for grades PreK-2.


FP_SingSongPoetry_GR2_cover-smSing a Song of Poetry: A Teaching Resource for Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Fluency

The poems in Sing a Song of Poetry immerse students in rich, rhythmical language, providing age appropriate opportunities to enjoy language through shared reading, stimulate oral language development, connect words, and much more. Poetry enhances any early childhood curriculum. Sing a Song of Poetry can be used as a stand-alone resource for language and literacy opportunities or can be used as a companion resource to the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System. Available for grades K-2.


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∗ Promo code POEM19 valid only on online orders from March 22 through April 30, 2019 11:59PM EST. Discounts applied only on in-stock items. eBooks are not eligible. Discount is applied to the list price of each item. Discount applies only to select titles.

Topics: National Poetry Month, Online Discount, Poetry

Date Published: 03/18/19

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