Heald, Robin . "Musicality in the Language of Picture Books."
Children's Literature in Education
, October 12, 2007.
The author makes very clear connections between the musical sounding language in children's books with that of the melody of music. The author focuses on the science of organizing sound in specific examples of children's literature and music.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett.
Pass the Poetry Please
. 3rd Edition ed. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.
Provides insight into how poetry can play an integral role in children's language development and provides ample suggestions on how to utilize poetry with children of all ages. Suggested activities are not developed with a specific age group in mind, rather they can be modified to use at just about any grade level. The author also introduced and discussed several different children's authors to reference within the classroom.
Schlosser, Kristin G., and Vicki L. Phillips.
Beginning in Whole Language, A Practical Guide
. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1991.
This is a practical guide that provides teachers with several ideas for classroom activities with a focus on the whole language approach to reading instruction in grades K through Two. Some activities specifically incorporate poetry into the classroom, while others may be modified to utilize in collaboration with poetry in the classroom.