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Poetry Alive! Assembly Show Syllabus

Many schools invite Poetry Alive! for assemblies each year or every other year. As a result, many students see us many times. We provide distinctive programs from year to year to ensure that students see different shows.

THE FOLLOWING SYLLABUS IS THE 2009-2010 SHOW LISTS.

2009-2010 Syllabus

The 2009-2010 programs for grades 9-12, 6-8, 3-5, and K-2 audiences are listed below, in show order. This program is subject to change based on show time allotted or other needs that your school may have.

Your assigned team will contact you at least one week prior to the show date to confirm the details of our visit.

The poem books are available online!

Follow the links to copies of poems or author biographies on the internet. Please note, we are still in the process of searching for links to both poems and authors. If the poem you want is not linked, you can visit the Public Domain link for that show to see if the poem is available there, or click the Bibliography link for where we've found the poem in print. We seek ONLY performance rights, not reprint rights, so we are unable to copy and distribute print versions of poems that are not in public domain.

K-2 Show : 3-5 Show : 6-8 Show : 9-12 Show

VIDEO: See a Preview Poem from All Shows!

9-12th Grade Poem List

Find these Poems in our Poetry Bookstore!

:: Bibliography (pdf) ::
:: Acknowledgements (pdf) ::

    • Something is Going to Happen by Robert Penn Warren
    • The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Dawn by Paul Laurence Dunbar
    • This is just to say by William Carlos Williams
    • Much Madness is Divinest Sense by Emily Dickinson
    • The Tyger by William Blake
    • The Lamb by William Blake
    • The Seven Ages of Man by William Shakespeare
    • ~WAR/MILITARY CLUSTER~

    • Monsoon Season by Yusef Komunyakaa
    • Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
    • The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy
    • There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale
    • Grass by Carl Sandburg
    • ~LOVE/RELATIONSHIP CLUSTER~

    • Ah, Are You Digging on my Grave? by Thomas Hardy
    • The Ballad of Hiram Hover by Bayard Taylor
    • Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barret Browning
    • The Passionate Shepherd to his Love
      by Christopher Marlowe
    • The World is Not a Pleasant Place to Be
      by Nikki Giovanni
    • Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
    • Miracles by Walt Whitman

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6-8th Grade List

Find these Poems in our Poetry Bookstore!

:: Bibliography (pdf) ::
:: Acknowledgements (pdf) ::

    • Kidnap Poem by Nikki Giovanni
    • ~ECOLOGY CLUSTER~

    • A Man Said to the Universe by Stephen Crane
    • Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
    • Earth by Oliver Herford
    • Buffalo Dusk by Carl Sandburg
    • Hurt No Living Thing by Christina Rossetti
    • Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
    • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
      (Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service
      for 6th gr. If requested)
    • ~MIDDLE SCHOOL ROMANCE CLUSTER~

    • I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth
    • The Kiss by Sara Teasdale
    • The Argument by Allan Wolf
    • Why Do They Call That Love? by Sara Holbrook
    • 7th Grade Soap Opera by Paul Fleischman
    • maggie & milly & molly & may by e.e. cummings
    • ~MOTHER CLUSTER~

    • Women by Alice Walker
    • Elena by Pat Mora
    • The Courage That My Mother Had
      by Edna St. Vincent Milay
    • Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
    • Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
    • A Word is Dead by Emily Dickinson

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3-5th Grade Poem List

Find these Poems in our Poetry Bookstore!

:: Bibliography (pdf) ::
:: Acknowledgements (pdf) ::

    • Piping Down the Valleys Wild by William Blake
    • Father William by Lewis Carroll
    • maggie & milly & molly & may by e.e. cummings
    • ~ECOLOGY SET~

    • Flower-Fed Buffalos by Vachel Lindsay
    • Bee, I am Expecting You by Emily Dickinson
    • Requiem by Paul Fleischman
    • Hurt No Living Thing by Christina Rossetti
    • How Doth the Little Crocodile by Lewis Carroll
    • The Jumblies by Edward Lear
    • ~SOFT INTERLUDE~

    • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
      by Robert Frost
    • Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
    • A Wolf by Osage Indian Nation
    • My People by Langston Hughes
    • The Duel by Eugene Field
    • A Math Lesson by Bobbi Katz
    • The Creature in the Classroom by Jack Prelutsky
    • ~HUMAN BODY CLUSTER~

    • Bone Chart by Allan Wolf
    • Ode to a Toe by Kalli Dakos
    • Phizzogg by Carl Sandburg
    • Wham-a-Bama One-Man Band by Sara Holbrook
    • A Word is Dead by Emily Dickinson

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K-2nd Grade Poem List

Find these Poems in our Poetry Bookstore!

:: Bibliography (pdf) ::
:: Acknowledgements (pdf) ::

    • What's a Poem? by Charles Ghingna
    • Hey Diddle, Diddle by Mother Goose
    • Mary, Mary Quite Contrary by Mother Goose
    • Sometimes I Feel This Way by John Ciardi
    • Hoimie the Worm by Judy Freeman
    • ~SLEEP SET~

    • The Children's Hour by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
    • Some One by Walter de le Mare
    • Down in the Dungeon by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
    • Cottage Cradle by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
    • Mummy Slept Late and Daddy Fixed Breakfast
      by John Ciardi
    • Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley
    • ~ANIMAL POEMS~

    • How Doth the Little Crocodile by Lewis Carroll
    • Llama by Brod Bagert
    • The Purple Cow by Gilette Burgess
    • Tyrannosaurus Rex by Jack Prelutsky
    • The Duck by Ogden Nash
    • Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield
    • Ten Little Fingers by Anonymous

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