What Is Poetry?

From the Series Name That Text Type!

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What is poetry? How is it different from other kinds of writing? Find out what makes a poem a poem. See how poets organize their poems and what special writing tools they use, such as rhythm, rhyming, and alliteration. Then explore different styles of poems, including haiku, free verse, concrete poems, limericks, acrostic poems, and more!

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978-1-4677-3667-1
$26.65 $19.99
978-1-4677-4521-5
$7.99 $7.99
978-1-4677-4703-5
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.5
BISACS JNF029000
Dewey 808.1
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 7.375
Lexile 460
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166076
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Trudi Strain Trueit

A former television news reporter and weather forecaster, Trudi Strain Trueit has written more than 90 fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. Her nonfiction titles cover such topics as weather, history, health, science, and language arts. Her fiction novels include the Julep O'Toole series (Penguin), the Secrets of a Lab Rat series (Aladdin), and Stealing Popular (Aladdin). Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Trueit has a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. She lives north of Seattle with her husband and their three cats, and loves photography, painting, and serving the whims of her three cats.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Name That Text Type!

This accessible new series introduces young readers to the basics of differentiating between genres. Readers will learn the characteristics of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, plays, and legends and folktales. Each book contains written examples of the text type in question… View available downloads →