Downloadable Literature Guides

You can purchase four units with 43-pages of activities for award-winning poetry books:
Two Story Poem Books About Times When Life Was Hard:
Where I Live

Amber Was Brave, Essie was Smart

Sijo Poems about funny, unexpected, amazing aspects of everyday things:
Tap Dancing on the Roof
Poems that celebrate the rich diversity of American kids:
Amazing Faces
or immediate download for only $17.95!
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 Tap Dancing on the Roof
by Linda Sue Park

Sijo Poems about funny, unexpected,
amazing aspects of everyday things

Linda Sue Park brings sijo, Korean poetry, to life in this collection of poems about the comical, unexpected, and amazing aspects of the everyday life--breakfast, thunder and lightning, math, houseplants, tennis, freshly laundered socks, and more. She includes historical connections and directions for novices to try their hands in writing their own sijo poems. Lively illustrations by Istvan Banyai add visual candy to this unique collection.

Research Links
 Tap Dancing on the Roof by Linda Sue Park

Author, Linda Sue Park
Author Interview
Wikipedia: Sijo Poetry
Sijo Poetry

Alphabetical Poetry

Gene Kelly Singing and Tap Dancing to "Singing in the Rain"
A YouTube Video

Poetry Extensions

My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks by Hanokh Piven (similes)
Dirty Laundry Pile by Paul B. Janeczko (personification)
Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems by Heidi B. Roemer
Shout! Little Poems that Roar by Brod Bagert
A Lucky Thing by Alice Schertle
Who Swallowed Harold? And Other Poems about Pets
by Susan Pearson
Toasting Marshmallows, Camping Poems by Kristine O'Connell George
Pieces: A Year of Poems and Quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines 
Good Dog by Maya Gottfried
Mammoths on the Move by Lisa Wheeler
Count Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (narrative poem)

¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Poet Pat Mora and Artist Rafael López

Kids' Wings Poetry Page

More Award-Winning Books by Linda Sue Park
with Kids' Wings Study Guides:
A Single Shard--Winner of the Newbery Medal
The Kite Fighters
Project Mulberry

SeeSaw Girl

Tap Dancing on the Roof by Linda Sue Park

A 12-page unit, perfect for lesson planning and handouts for projection on your SmartBoard for Tap Dancing on the Roof by Linda Sue Park now available in Tempests and Teamwork!

The Kids' Wings Study Guide Contains:
Discussion Cards
Hearing Voices: Classifying Figurative Language in Sijo
Checking Comprehension: 2 pages
Crossword Puzzle: Understanding Sijo
Writing a Six-Line Sijo Poem: Parts 1-5
Answer Keys

A 12-page unit for Tap Dancing on the Roof, perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for is now available!


PLUS a 9-page unit for Amazing Faces, perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for is now available!
This Kids' Wings Study Guide Contains:
Discussion Cards
A Poet's Literary Devices
A Poet's Eyes
Checking Comprehension: 2 pages
Literary Devices
Playing with Figures of Speech
Poet's Corner: Writing Poetry
Answer Keys


Special Offer!
Tap Dancing on the Roof is one of the 29 literature guides for award-winning literature in our Tempests and Teamwork collection that includes a site license for one school, a spiral bound book, and CD containing 29 titles with over 700 pages of activities, nine "Jeopardy-type" games, Karoke-type songs, and professionally recorded songs! Though you can order each unit individually for about $12.95, if you order Tempests and Teamwork you will get the 29 units for less than $1.00 each in a spiral-bound book with CD in its back pocket! Order now while we still have them to send to you!


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