I am so excited to be linking up with Amanda and Stacia, the two amazing ladies from Collaboration Cuties for their new linky. Each week people will be linking up to share their favorite mentor texts and how they use them in their class. Finding new books is one of my favorite things!! Be sure to head over to their blog to get some amazing ideas.
Since it is just about April and April for many teachers is poetry month I thought I would share some of my favorite poetry books. I love, sorry I mean LOVE the 4 season poetry books by Douglas Florian. There is Handsprings, Autumnblings, Winter Eyes and Summersaults.
There are a wide variety of poem types in each book but my favorite are the " What I Love About.." and "What I Hate About..." poems. There is one of each poem for each season. These are great list poems that demonstrate for kids that poems be simple and descriptive.
My students are always able to generate a lot of ideas for these poems so I usually use them as our first attempt at writing poetry. I like that there is a book for each season so we can re-visit the poems throughout the year. I have my students aim for a list poem with at least 10 lines. I have included a graphic organiser, working copy and good copy page for you to use with your students. Click here to grab a free copy.
Also today and tomorrow are great days to head over to TpT and do some shopping, tons of stores are having sales (I know I will be picking up a few - or a few too many -things). I am throwing a 20% off sale on everything in my little store. Click here to head on over.
|Super cute graphic by the super talented Krista.|
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