Best Poems, Introductory Level, softcover 6 - 12 9780890618462
Best Poems, Introductory Level, softcover

Best Poems, Introductory Level, softcover

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
By McGraw-Hill
Copyright: 1998
Publication Date: January 1, 1998
MHID: 0890618461
ISBN 13: 9780890618462

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Best Poems, Introductory Level, softcover

Best Poems


Unit 1, What is a Poem?

Summons by Robert Francis

An Announcement by Mary Long

Look at Me by Peg Hoddinott

Western Wagons by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benét

Legacies by Nikki Giovanni

Pure Poetry by Gerard Malanga

Write About a Radish by Karla Kuskin

Your World by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Your Poem, Man... by Edward Lueders

Unit 2, Voices in Poetry

The Windmill by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Builders by Sara Henderson Hay

To Satch by Samuel Allen

Oranges by Gary Soto

Oranges by Jean Little

Argument by Eve Merriam

There Is No Word for Goodbye by Mary TallMountain

The Glove and the Lions by Leigh Hunt

Dorlan's Home-Walk by Arthur Guiterman

The Stone by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Unit 3, Sensory Images and Concrete Language

My Mother Pieced Quilts by Teresa Palomo Acosta

That Was Summer by Marci Ridlon

Daybreak in Alabama by Langston Hughes

Vacant House by Jeanne DeLamarter Bonnette

In Winter by Robert Wallace

The Tom-Cat by Don Marquis

Girl with 'Cello by May Sarton

Unit 4, Sounds in Poetry

Indians by Ophelia Rivas

Crossing by Philip Booth

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe

Bears by Alfred Guiterman

The Shark by John Ciardi

Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benét

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

The Flower-Fed Buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay

Sea Fever by John Masefield

A Legend of Paul Bunyan by Arthur S. Bourinot

Unit 5, Figurative Language

Primer Lesson by Carl Sandburg

Like Bookends by Eve Merriam

Words by Pauli Murray

sun by Valerie Worth

Cumulus Clouds by Sheryl L. Nelms

In the Waiting Room by Charles Reznikoff

Song for a Surf-Rider by Sara Van Alstyne Allen

Whirlwind Is a Ghost Dancing a Dakota Poem retold by Natalia Belting

Sunset by Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali

Unit 6, Form in Poetry

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman

The Skater of Ghost Lake by William Rose Benét

While I Slept by Robert Francis

The Months by Christina Rossetti

Moon by Myra Cohn Livingston

Two Haiku by Soseki, by Kyorai

Limericks by Anonymous

Unit 7, Author's Purpose

Hands by Robinson Jeffers

Ancestors by Dudley Randall

And They Lived Happily Ever After for a While by John Ciardi

Almost Perfect by Shel Silverstein

To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

I Ask My Mother to Sing by Li-Young Lee

The Right Kind of People by Edwin Markham

The Giveaway by Phyllis McGinley

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