Purposeful Poetry with Dictation was born from my love for classical children's literature. This curriculum was created to fill a simple need: I wanted a program that allowed magnificent poetry and classical literature to be made available to be studied, understood, and loved by children.

There are two sections in this curriculum; Purposeful Dictation and Purposeful Poetry. The dictation section includes passages from some of the most loved classical stories. The poetry section includes 36 of my favorite poems, vocabulary words, questions to think about, and more. I was delighted when I found the quirky illustrations by Iveta Vaicule, and I think that they compliment the program beautifully. I hope that they evoke as much discussion and enjoyment in your kids as they did in mine! 

 

 

 

Poem List:

1. The Spider and the Fly - Mary Howitt

2. The Fairies - William Allingham

3. Old Father William – Lewis Carroll

4. The Walrus and the Carpenter – Lewis Carroll

5. Jim Who Ran Away from His Nurse and was Eaten by a Lion – H. Belloc

6. Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll

7. Daffodils – William Wordsworth

8. The Owl and the Pussycat – Edward Lear

9. Who Has Seen the Wind – Christina Rossetti

10. Theme in Yellow – Carl Sandberg

11. How Doth the Little Crocodile? Lewis Carroll

12. Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably – H. Belloc

13. Daddy Fell into the Pond – Alfred Noyes

14. The Land of Nod – Robert Louis Stevenson

15. Sick – Shel Silverstein

16. Snowball – Shel Silverstein

17. Waiting at the Window – AA Milne

18. Being Brave at Night – Edgar Guest

19. The Rainbow – Christina Rosetti

20. The Moon – Robert Lewis Stevenson

21. Story Telling – Edgar Guest

22. Friends – Abbie Farwell Brown

23. The Elf and the Dormouse – Louis Untermeyer

24. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me – Maya Angelou

25. The Swing – Robert Lewis Stevenson

26. I’d Love to be A Fairy’s Child – Robert Graves

27. My Shadow – Robert Louis Stevenson

28. The Good Little Boy – Edgar Guest

29. Lester – Shel Silverstein

30. Underface – Shel Silverstein

31. Rathers – Mary Hunter Austin

32. The Fisherman – Abbie Farwell Brown

33. Caterpillar – Christian Rossetti

34. The Eagle – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

35. Lilly-Bell and Thistledown Song – Louisa May Alcott

36. The Road Goes Ever On – JRR Tolkien

 

Dictation selections from: 

1. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

2. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

3. Little Farmer Boy – Laura Ingalls Wilder

4. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

5. Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

6. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

7. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

8. Peter Pan – JM Barrie

9. Charlotte’s Web – EB White

10. The Snow Queen – Hans Christian Anderson

11. Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

12. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

13. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

14. Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi

15. Mary Poppins – PL Travers

16. Heidi – Johanna Spyri

17. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

18. Stewart Little – EB White

19. Little Men – Louisa May Alcott

20. A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett

21. The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde

22. Aesop’s Fables

23. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly

24. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

25. Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder

26. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis

27. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

28. Old Yeller – Fred Gipson

29. Pollyanna – Eleanor H Porter

30. Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter

31. A Bear Called Paddington – Michale Bond

32. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

33. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving

34. The Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Anderson

35. Thumbelina – Hans Christian Anderson

36. The Ugly Duckling – Hans Christian Anderson

37. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson

Purposeful Poetry with Dictation

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