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."
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."
I hate poetry!
Poetry looks like a demon rising.
I don’t want to do this.
Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry smells like skunk spray times
I still will not don’t want to do this.
Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.
I will never do this again.
Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.
Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?
"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)
EDWARD LEAR :
Lear : 59 poems / 51 recorded (repeatafterus.com)
A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear :
- with illustrations, for example : "There was an old person of Prague, who was suddenly seized with the plague..." (horntip.com)
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."
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)
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..."
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... "
Rhymes: Mother Goose and others - illustrations (enchantedlearning.com)
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