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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spine Label Poetry! Celebrating National Poetry Month




Our 4th graders were given the challenge to compose poems using only the titles of books. To me, using literature as the inspiration is such a great idea. Three great things came from this: the enthusiasm from the kids, fun poems, and kids discovered books they normally may not have picked up. Check out a few here!




Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Visualization with Poetry


Students in kindergartner recently practiced visualization as part of a poetry unit. As they listened to the Jack Prelutsky poem "Green Giant," they imagined what their green giant would look like. After talking about the poem's details, students drew their own green giants. Thanks to the creator of the blog "One Extra Degree" for the wonderful idea!