Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 5.7
Lexile Measure®: Not Available
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: NR
- Poetry and Rhymes
- Environmental Conservation and Preservation
- Outdoor Activities and Recreation
- Plants and Flowers
- Songs and Rhymes
- Seasonal Themes
About This Book
This anthology of over 90 poems from around the world devotes itself entirely to celebrating the wondrous planet on which we all live. Environmental poems from both writers for children and adults are seamlessly blended together.
Arranged by topics such as planting, growing, changing seasons, and how people treat the land, these poems offer readers an array of emotions: some are reverent, some serious, others mysterious. Generously enhanced with luminous and delicate watercolor paintings from veteran illustrator S.D. Schindler, the readers' experience is imbued with a glorious visual and textual palette they can use to create and think about their own poems and artwork. Wonderful to read aloud or to ponder alone, there are even a few poems that have been written by children included here in this rich collection.
This is jewel of a book that may enable readers to understand environmental issues, as well as begin to form a love for poetry.