Looking for the best 4th grade poems? We’ve put together a great list of poetry you can use in your classroom lessons right now! This collection of poetry covers a wide variety of topics and ranges from simple sweetness to more complex prose. With options for different reading levels, you’ll find something for every student!

1. How to Write a Very Long Poem by Kenn Nesbitt

“…you should try this little writing trick.”

2. Dream Variations by Langston Hughes

Dream Variations by Langston Hughes

“To fling my arms wide in some place of the sun…”

3. Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky

“…not pasted on some other place.”

4. Money Tree Conversation by Caren Krutsinger

“Why do they say money grows on trees?”

5. Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst

Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst

“The tires on my bike are flat.”

6. Being Brave At Night by Edgar Guest

“The other night ’bout two o’clock, or maybe it was three…”

7. The Fair by Vernon Witmer

“The car door opened…”

8. The Carolina Wren by Laura Donnelly

“I noticed the mockingbirds first…”

9. New Math by Nikki Grimes

New Math by Nikki Grimes

“Up till now, the math of my life has been pretty simple…”

10. The Tree Sparrows by Joseph O. Legaspi

“We suffer through blinding equatorial heat…”

11. Wind On The Hill by A. A. Milne

“No one can tell me…”

12. The Dream of Shoji by Kimiko Hahn

The Dream of Shoji by Kimiko Hahan

“How to say milk?”

13. The Caterpillar by Robert Graves

“Under this loop of honeysuckle…”

14. and then A Flaming Pterodactyl Ate My Homework by Evelyn Swartz

“It was our third-grade field trip to the Dinosaur Exhibit…”

15. Naturalization by Jenny Xie

Naturalization by Jenny Xie

“His tongue shorn, father confuses…”

16. Spring Break by April Halprin Wayland

“The best clouds in the business are right above me right now.”

17. Tending by Elizabeth Alexander

“In the pull-out bed with my brother…”

18. Snowball by Shel Silverstein

Snowball by Shel Silverstein

“I made myself a snowball…”

19. Remember This Time by Reynaldo Mast

“In the vast open field…”

20. The Shut-Eye Train by Eugene Field

“Come, my little one, with me!”

21. Crows by Marilyn Nelson

“What if to taste and see, to notice things…”

22. Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight by Jane Hirshfield

“One ran, her nose to the ground…”

23. About Standing (in Kinship) by Kimberly Blaeser

“We all have the same little bones in our foot…”

24. Amphibians by Joseph O. Legaspi

“Immigrants leave their land, hardening in the sea.”

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