By Anne Silva
Poetry Month is almost over, but there’s time for us to talk about one more way that poetry is so important…
Recently, I was learning a little bit about early literacy for my preschooler. (The Every Child Ready to Read program) The lecture I attended was about the concepts of ”Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play” as habits that parents can use to foster early literacy skills, such as phonemic awareness, print awareness, background knowledge, vocabulary… the same kinds of things I want my Spanish students to develop!
April is National Poetry Month! During this time, booksellers, librarians, parents, teachers, and students read, write and analyze poems while recognizing the literary accomplishments of many poets, both past and present.