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(Updated on 03/04/2016)

 


  • What It Takes - Maya Angelou, Part 1 - Text + Audio - 4 May 2018
    "Maya Angelou, who died in 2014, was a sage and officially a national treasure. President Obama gave her the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

    Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
    (Wikipedia)




    What It Takes - Maya Angelou, Part 2 - Text + Audio - 11 May 2018
    "A decade before Maya Angelou published her first and now classic book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, she was a civil rights activist and a friend of Martin Luther King Jr."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • AnitaPoems.com
    "For starters you will find rhyming poems about………. Family, school, pets, nature, loss, war, food, change, retirement, and many more topics."
    + Poems for children

    (anitapoems.com)

 


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  • The Scroobious Pip by Edward Lear (1830-1888)
    "Then all the beasts that walk on the ground
    Danced in a circle round and round-
    And all the birds that fly in the air
    Flew round and round in a circle there,
    And all the fish in the Jellybolee
    Swum in a circle about the sea,
    And all the insects that creep or go
    Buzzed in a circle to and fro.
    And they roared and sang and whistled and cried
    Till the noise was heard from side to side-
    Chippetty tip! Chippetty tip!
    It’s only name is the Scroobious Pip."

    (scroobiouspip.com)

 

 

  • Don't put mustard in the custard - a poem by Michael Rosen
    "Don't put toffee in my coffee
    don't pour gravy on the baby
    don't put beer in his ear
    don't stick your toes up his nose..."

    (fileserver.booktrust.org.uk)


 

 

  • The Limerick Isles
    - "Multi-featured cool Ebook, The Limerick Isles, a collection of 600 original limericks based on British and Irish place names. Includes a limerick generator to help compose your own. Some are in Scots dialect but a glossary is included.
    Increase your geographical awareness."

    "Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales,
    Here the laughter comes in gales:
    Giggles, hoots and outright shrieks;
    Saintly smiles and little eeks..."

    (the-limerick-isles.clarkscript.qarchive.org)

 

  • What a poem's not
    "A poem is not a Coat
    but it may have some warmth in it.
    A poem is not a Dog
    but it might be quite a friend.
    A poem is not an Endless pair of trousers
    but it can be quite long... "

    (BBC)

 

  • Sounds and phonics: 10 little poems (Renée Maufroid)
    - Meet the Creeps
    - Daisy is a brainy snail
    - I dream of a meal by the seaside
    - A gentleman Goat
    - My Birthday is a week on a Monday
    - Ice-cream cake
    - The man in the moon
    - I spy a little fly
    - Left right Left right
    - Three six nine
  • GIGGLE POETRY - easy poems to read (and learn)
    (gigglepoetry.com)

 

  • BBC Words and Pictures - Shockwave Poem pack
    "Ten colourful poems with animation, audio and activities."
    (BBC)

 

  • Aaah! - a poem (p4poetry.com)