Poem of the Week

The fish that couldn’t climb trees – by Steve Attewell From his book “That’s Twice I’ve Laughed My Socks Off“ Find this on Amazon Do you like reciting poems? Your poem could be the next poem of the week. Share...

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30. Coffee and Tea

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary Lyrics: Coffee and Tea Molly, my sister and I fell out,And what do you think it was all about?She loved coffee and I loved tea,And that was the reason we couldn’t agree. Song

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25. Simple Simon

Five Toes Lyrics: Simple Simon Simple Simon met a pieman, Going to the fair; Says Simple Simon to the pieman, “Let me taste your ware.” Says the pieman to Simple Simon, “Show me first your penny,” Says Simple Simon to the...

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23. Old Mother Hubbard

Jack Sprat Lyrics: Old Mother Hubbard Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To give her poor dog a bone; But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none. She went to the baker’s To buy him some bread; When she...

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14. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Jack and Jill Lyrics: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes, marry, have I, Three bags full; One for my master, One for my dame, But none for the little boy Who cries in the lane. Song The rhyme is usually sung to a...

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Story: The Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen (1844) It was lovely summer weather in the country, and the golden corn, the green oats, and the haystacks piled up in the meadows looked beautiful. The stork walking about on his long red legs chattered in the Egyptian...

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Useful Phrases

Movement I quickened my pace as I headed towards home, I ran for dear life, as fast as my legs could carry me, scurried outside, trotted carelessly down the street, peered all around, scurrying to and fro, moved swiftly but cautiously, scuttled...

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Expressions

Of Fear a piercing scream filled the air, beads of perspiration rolled down my forehead/cheeks, I could hear my heart beating in my ears, I was trembling like a leaf I started to run and felt as if my lungs would burst, I was totally speechless...

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Using Accurate Words

Some words are more accurate than others. It expresses exactly what the writer wants to express in the writing. Choosing the best word helps the reader better understand the message. For instance, compare the following sentences. Martha said...

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Poems – John Drinkwater

Washing by John Drinkwater What is all this washing about, Every day, week in, week out? From getting up till going to bed, I’m tired of hearing the same thing said. Whether I’m dirty of whether I’m not, Whether the water is...

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Poems – Alfred Joyce

Trees I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prestAgainst the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day,And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wearA nest of...

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