Nikki Grimes on one of her school visits.
For starters, please feel free to download or copy whatever material you can use from my site. What you'll find here are student writing prompts, recommended lists of poetry for grades K-12 (one for elementary schools, and a second list of YA titles), and ideas for presenting poetry to your students. The list will change from time to time as I come across new and exciting titles to add, or when existing titles go out of print.

If you're planning a school visit, or conference for which I'll be a featured speaker, please download these lists and idea sheets for your school staff or conferees.

That's it for now. I hope you find something you can use!

These are NEW!
Planet Middle School

Teacher's Guide

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Teacher's Guide

Click on any of the titles below. Many of the guides and activities can be printed directly from the website. PDF files and their sizes are noted: some of these may take a while to download depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
In General
Brief List of K-6 PoetryTitles, recommended by Nikki Grimes
Brief List of Young Adult Poetry Titles, recommended by NikkiGrimes
"Begin a Poem with a Picture: Poet Nikki Grimes shows how you can write a picture poem," Instructor, Jan/Feb 1995 (PDFfile, 547kb)
"Have a Heart," Creative Classroom, Jan/Feb 1999 (PDFfile, 1,413 kb)
"Sideyard,"originally published in From a Child's Heart by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Brenda Joysmith, © 1993 by Nikki Grimes (PDFfile, 843 kb)
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift
Teacher's Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Imagery
At Break of Day
Discussion and Activity Guide for Parochial Schools
Multiple Intelligence Projects for Public Schools
Teacher's Guide for Public Schools
At Jerusalem's Gate

Discussion Questions and Projects

Barack Obama:
Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Teacher's Guide

Bronx Masquerade

Bronx Masquerade, an Insider's Perspective

Now what? Life after Open Mike Friday ...

Comprehension Guide
Match-Up
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Teacher's Guide
C is for City
Teacher's Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Vocabulary Graph
Come Sunday
Discussion and Activity Guide for Parochial Schools
Multiple Intelligence Projects for Public Schools
Teacher's Guide for Public Schools

Danitra Brown, Class Clown

Discussion Questions

Multiple Intelligence Projects

Danitra Brown Leaves Town
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Comprehension Guide
Dark Sons
Discussion Questions and Projects
A Dime a Dozen
Comprehension Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
A Girl Named Mister
Discussion Guide
Hopscotch Love
Comprehension Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Jazmin's Notebook
Teacher's Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Comprehension Guide
Story Pyramid
My Man Blue
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Teacher'sGuide
Oh, Brother!
Discussion Questions and Projects
Pocketful of Poems
Teacher'sGuide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Poetry Toolbox: Personification
The Road toParis
Teaching Guide from School Street Media
Shoe Magic
Teacher's Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Shoe Magic Graph
Stepping Out with Grandma Mac
Teacher's Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Tai Chi Morning
Teaching Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects

Note-Taking Worksheet

Talkin' About Bessie
Teacher's Guide
Multiple Intelligence Projects
Character Rating
Character Map
Thanks a Million
Discussion Questions and Projects
Multiple Intelligence Projects
What is Goodbye?

Teaching Guide

Emotions Worksheet

When Gorilla Goes Walking
Discussion Questions and Across the Curriculum

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