Make Learning Fun with
Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme,
a Book of Funny Michigan Poetry

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Michigan Poetry and Funny Poems. Whether you're teaching in the classroom or just want your kids to learns something new while enjoying funny poems -- Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme is the book you've been looking for. Fifty-two funny poems about Michigan and the Great Lakes are guaranteed to entertain, delight, AND inform your kids (or classroom) about Michigan and Great Lakes history, geography, wildlife, foods, legends, ghost stories, and so much more.

To Buy the Great Lake Book:

Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme Book ~ $9.95
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To Buy the Great Lake Book/Music CD Set:

Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme Book/Music CD Set ~ $14.95
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Sample Songs

from the Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme Music CD
Order the Great Lakes Rhythm and Rhyme Michigan poetry book with the optional music CD and enjoy six of these pieces of Michigan poetry set to music by the talented and versatile David Rodgers. Here are three short clips:

Furs to Trade,
is about the historical American Indian fur trade business.

Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme,
the title poem/song of the book and CD.

Eastern Market
A lively song about the famous Eastern Market, a farmer's market that still is in business in the city limits of Detroit, Michigan.

Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme Reviews

"I love children's poetry and your books are particularly wonderful because we love Michigan and you have captured the imagination of it."

Debbi Rodahaffer
Director of Christian Education
National Association for Episcopal Christian Education Directors
(NAECED)Board Member
Louisville, KY
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Studies came alive for my students when I introduced them to Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme. It was very difficult finding Michigan poetry that supported the our curriculum. This book was the perfect fit. It’s historically accurate and humorous. The kids love it!

Doris Schey
Retired Teacher
McIntyre Elementary School
Southfield, MIchigan
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“My students really enjoy listening to me read the poems in class. Even more they enjoy memorizing them and presenting them to the class! We use the poems from this wonderful collection during our poetry unit when the students are learning about different types of poetry and creating their own. The CD is an added bonus because after the students present their reading of a poem I would play the song for them to hear too. I wish every poem had a song to go with it, because the students love to hear them.”

Phil Sporman
4th Grade Teacher
Lapeer, MI

"We purchased the Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme because the subject matter is so relevant for all grade levels. The accompanying CD really brought the poetry to life, and the students were very excited to be able to “join in”, as we heard about the many components of Michigan’s history. Our second graders in particular enjoyed the Audio version of “Furs to Trade.” What a great way to teach about the wonderful heritage we have in Michigan.

This book and CD works extremely well in collaborative projects with the teachers. A Media class on poetry often fulfills a Social Science benchmark.”

Dee Vermeulen
Media Specialist
Pine Tree Elementary School
Lake Orion, Michigan
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Several of the Great Lakes Poems
Have Been Included in the MEAP

(Michigan Educational Assessment Program). Not only are these funny poems pure fun, several have been included on the MEAP, making this book perfect for the classroom, whether your classroom is in Michigan or any of the Great Lake states.


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