Look what I got for my birthday! More on my Little Free Library next week!
And here’s another poetryaction, this one inspired by a beautiful book that Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading raved about, Fall Leaves.
After I read this gorgeous book, I brainstormed a list of simple words that could be both nouns and verbs and tried my hand at a similar form, using one of the two title words in every single line. I had only limited success! But it was a fun language exercise:>)
I’ve been doing something new. After reading a picture book, sometimes I jot down a quick poem based on something in the book. It could be inspired by the entire book, the setting, a character, or even just a tiny detail in a picture or a single phrase from the text. I’m using picture books as a jumping off point for poems. I thought this might be something interesting for you to do in your classroom, so I’m going to share some of them here.