Children's Literature

Instructor: Chi-Fen Emily Chen, Ph.D. 陳其芬

Department of English, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


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Poetry for Children

 Please read Chapter 8 and Chapter 6: Mother Goose Books from Russell, D. L. (2009). Literature for children: a short introduction.

 Children's Poetry Online Resources

 


Children's Poetry and Poetry Lessons

  • Children's Poetry: a free, online poetry for children resource providing the famous poetry for children by the world's most popular poets.

  • Children's Poetry Archive: an ever expanding archive of poets for children reading their own work. This site is a place where everyone can listen to poetry.

  • Poems for Kids: a large assortment of children's poems, including evergreen kids classics and original poems for children on a variety of themes.

  • Kenn Nesbitt's Children's Poetry Playground - Poetry for kids: providing funny children's poems and poetry books, games, contests, lessons, discussion forums, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionary, streaming audio, and more.

  • PBS Poetry Site: including favorite poems, poetry lesson plans, games and activities.

  • Fern's Poetry Club from PBS Kids: including What's a poem? (brief introductions to different kinds of poetry), Write a poem, and Read more poems.

  • Giggle Poetry: providing links and activities devoted to poetry for children, including poetry to read, poem of the week, read and rate riddles, poetry class, and poetry contest.

  • Josie's poems: containing poems written by Josie Whitehead. The poems are suitable for children of all ages, ranging from simple fun story poems to other forms of poetry such as: haiku, Sonnets, Victorian ballads, blank verse etc.

  • In the Moonlight a Worm: offering teachers and students an introduction to writing haiku poems, a chance to study the history and nature of haiku poetry and an introduction to the fundamental principles of creative writing.

  • Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers: including featured poets, lesson plans, teacher's guides, resources, and forum.

  • Japanese Haiku Poetry Resources: including the Japanese Haiku poetry references, resources and links separated by age.

  • Poetry Lessons for Teachers and Students: a great poetry resource site providing sequential lessons that can be enjoyed by students and teachers alike, made by Harris Middle School in Tennessee.

  • Poetry writing with poets from Scholastic.com: studying the genre of poetry by taking part in step-by-step workshops with favorite authors.

  • Shel Silverstein's official site for kids: including the introduction of his children's books, stories, poetry, illustrations, fun activities for kids, and teaching resources.

  • The Listening Booth: from the Academy of American Poets, readings from many twentieth century poets, in Real Audio format.

  • Symbolism In Poetry: providing the information on the definition of symbolism, the purpose of using symbolism, and how to use symbolism in poetry.

Nursery Rhymes

Online Poetry Library

  • Poets' Corner: one of the largest and oldest text resources on the web. The goal of this project is to create a user-friendly library that promotes exploring thousands of poetic works by hundreds of authors.

  • Poets.org: a large collections of English poems from the Academy of American Poets.

  • Representative Poetry Online: including 3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. It is based on Representative Poetry, established by Professor W. J. Alexander of University College, University of Toronto, in 1912.

Rhyming Dictionary

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