Amazon.com. "Jack Prelutsky's "How to Write a Funny Poem," http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ts/feature/6293/t/104-0968890-9384728, Jack Pretlutsk writes and gives tips to children for writing a funny poem. He explains how to exaggerate, make the ordinary special, draw a absurd conclusion, and explains how the poem should have a sense of rhythm.
Auray, Dea Paoletta, and Mariconda, Barbara.
Getting Ready to Write
. Easton: Empowering Writers, Llc., 1997. The activities in this book were written to lay the groundwork for narrative writing. The overall thrust is designed to bring out the author in all students. Good examples and templates for enabling the teacher to bring success to students in the classroom.
Embracing the Child.com. "Jack Prelutsky's Children's Poet," http://www.embracingthechild.com/bookspecialprelutsky.htm. This site offers a short description of a few of Prelutsky's poetry books along with a few poems from each book. Poetry books include,
Scranimals, The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders, Awful Ogre's Awful Day, It's Raining Pigs and Noodles, The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom
The Gargoyle on the Roof
The Magnetic Poetry Book
. New York: Workman Publishing, 1998. A book to teach children who want to become prolific in writing poetry. Includes a magnetic board with tabs for creating poetry. Great ideas for teachers to use in the classroom.
Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry.
New York: Harper and Row, 1970. Kenneth Koch describes his methods for teaching Manhattan elementary school children to write poetry. He gives examples of students' work that are appropriate for various age levels.
Rose, Where did You get That Red?
New York: Random House, Inc., 1973. Kenneth Koch gives examples of poetry by authors such as Blake, Donne, Stevens and others. Koch gives these examples as models and explains to teachers how to help children write their own poetry.
Scholastic.com. "Writing with Writers," http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry_tguide.htm, This site features three authors, Jack Prelutsky, Jean Marzollo, and Karla Kuskin who give suggestions to students for writing poetry using description, rhythm, and rhyming words. The sit includes lesson plans for teachers, assessments and rubrics, and national standards for reading/language arts.