iF Poems

Age Scale: 4-adult

Device: iPod, iPhone, or iPad

Quick Line:  Poetry for the Intermediate Grades

What Educators Need to Know:

Every few weeks, as a reward to my students, I host a Poetry Café.  Students bring baked goods; I make hot chocolate in a crock pot; we wear black; and we dim the lights.  Our classroom becomes an ultra-cool poetry lounge.  While our library has many good poetry titles, I really want my students to read high-quality poems by well-respected, famous authors.  I want them to STRETCH their thinking and interpretation skills.  We just don’t have 24 books that fit the bill.  After searching and searching and searching for a poetry app that I could install on our handhelds and use with my sixth graders, I finally found it:  iF Poems.  270 poems by top-notch authors live in the current version, and many are read by famous actors.  I love it!  I also love that clicking on a word will provide a definition.  I love that you can record yourself reading the poem.  I love that you can save your favorites to a file for later use.  I love that 10% of the sales will go to fund the work of Save the Children.  Can you tell that I really like this app?

Price: $2.99

iF Poems for the iPhone - Clickworks Limited