Roxie Munro
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Dian Curtis Regan


In this two-part poetry podcast, Sylvia Vardell, Professor at Texas Woman's University, shares ways to read and enjoy Barnyard Slam (grades PreK-3) by Dian Curtis Regan, illustrated by Paul Meisel. With puns and wordplay, this picture book makes a perfect read-aloud. It is terrific to perform as a Reader's Theater or to model a poetry slam that can be performed by children. The book gives kids the opportunity to get up in front of a group and read and perform poetry as they practice their oral language skills and more. Barnyard Slam—a fun picture book to read out loud or to have children join in as they make the animals and their poems come alive!

Sylvia also talks about why and how to use poetry across the curriculum, in the classroom, and in the library.

Sylvia Vardell is the author of Poetry Aloud Here and the blog, Poetry for Children.