24 Favorite 4th Grade Poems Your Students Will Love


Poetry can be an engaging and enjoyable way to help young students develop critical reading, comprehension, and communication skills. For 4th graders, it’s important to choose poems that are both age-appropriate and memorable. To inspire your students and provide valuable lessons in literacy, we’ve put together a list of 24 favorite 4th-grade poems that your students will love.

1. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

2. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

3. “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll

4. “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear

5. “A Light in the Attic” by Shel Silverstein

6. “Warning” by Jenny Joseph

7. “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

8. “If” by Rudyard Kipling

9. “The Tyger” by William Blake

10. “Mother Doesn’t Want a Dog” by Judith Viorst

11. “This Is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams

12. “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout” by Shel Silverstein

13. “Lazybones” by Shel Silverstein

14. “To See a World (Auguries of Innocence)” by William Blake

15. “The New Kid on the Block” by Jack Prelutsky

16. “Halfway Down the Stairs” from A.A Milne’s book When We Were Very Young

17. “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” By Emily Dickinson

18.”Wind on the Hill (No one can tell me)” from A.A Milne’s book When We Were Very Young

19.”With My Own Two Hands” By Ben Harper as illustrated in Hadley Hoover’s book

20.”There is No Frigate Like a Book” By Emily Dickinson

21.”Magic Box” By Kit Wright

22.”Stone Soup Song” by Lisa Wheeler’s book MUNCHEE MUNSTER’S REQUESTS

23.”Beans in My Ears” By Charles Ghigna

24.”It Couldn’t Be Done” by Edgar Guest


Introducing these 24 favorite poems to your 4th-grade students will not only help foster a love of poetry but will also enhance their language and writing skills. Through the colorful imagery and rhythmic patterns in these poems, your students will come to appreciate poetry as a delightful form of self-expression and entertainment. Encourage your students to discuss the themes within each poem, reflect on the emotions evoked, and explore opportunities for creative interpretations.