Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart
Author: Selected by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrator: Michael Emberley
Publisher: Megan Tingley Books
Publication Year: 2012
Brief Summary: A compilation of poems from both contemporary and classic poets, along with Poetry Foundation Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman’s tips on memorizing and reciting poems.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Poetry Foundation Poet Laureate 2008-2010
- Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, February 27, 2012 ; Cahners
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- This could be a great read-aloud book used in classrooms to start the day, during “quiet time”, or before dismissal. Similarly, could be used to welcome children into the library. Schools that have morning announcements can select short poems for students to read on the PA system every morning.
- Poetry memorization challenge & recital — discuss author’s notes on how to memorize/recite poetry. Have students take turns reciting poems.
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. Author’s suggestions on learning poetry by heart
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library