Tips for Reading Out Loud During Poetry Month

guest bloggerSince Poetry Month is in full swing, we asked some of our poets at LEE & LOW  to provide tips for reading poetry to your kids or students. There were so many great answers that we’re going to break them up for you. Our first response is from Pat Mora, author of Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas’ Sproutings, Confetti: Poems for Children (Confeti: Poemas para niños), and Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers, among many others. Check out her advice, and try it! Be sure to let us know how it goes, and keep an eye out for the next tip!

“Children love poetry–especially when it’s read to them by an enthusiastic family member.  What about encouraging every reading member of the family to share at least one poem before dinner during April?” -Pat Mora

Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings Cover Confetti: Poems for Children Cover Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers Cover


How to read a poem aloud part II: Marilyn Singer

How to read a poem aloud part III: Anastasia Suen

How to read a poem aloud part IV: Guadalupe Garcia McCall

How to read a poem aloud part V: Lee Bennett Hopkins


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