Introduce your students to the beauty of literature through the doorway of poetry. Enrich vocabulary while infusing reliably correct and sophisticated English language patterns into students’ minds.

Contains instruction, memory charts, and 76 poems for memorization at 4 levels. Level Five speech and soliloquy suggestions included. With selected images for coloring while listening. Spiral-bound soft cover.

Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization provides a system to reintroduce you and your children to a vital but often neglected source of powerful and sophisticated linguistic patterning available to children: memorized language, especially memorized poetry.

This teaching tool includes a book with over 75 complete poems, plus speech and soliloquy recommendations. Instructions, memory charts, certificates, and poet biographies are included.

Given the linguistic and cultural benefits of memorizing poetry, this resource may be one of the best uses of your available school hours. Recitation of memorized poems can easily be done away from a desk—perhaps in the car, while cooking or folding clothes, or during a walk. Memorizing new poems gets easier in direct proportion to the number of poems already learned; in other words, the more you have learned, the faster you can learn more.

Be sure to read the introduction to this book frequently to be reminded of the importance of poetry memorization for the linguistic development of children. “Memorization is not only natural for young children, it is culturally powerful and educationally essential.”

(No audio CD included. Click here to purchase this book together with the audio CD.)