Students - sometimes a poem idea comes straight from a nonfiction topic. This one did. In THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK, Jim Trelease recommends keeping books in the three 'B' places: bedside, breakfast table, and bathroom. Do you have books in these places?
This poem is simply a list poem, and as in many list poems, you will notice that the end takes a bit of a turn. In this case, the turn is a bit...well...stark.
Speaking of reading, yesterday was a holiday! It was the first 'August 10 for 10 Picture Book Event' over at Cathy's Reflect and Refine and Mandy's Enjoy and Embrace Learning. Many bloggers wrote in to share their top ten picture books, books they can't live without, along with little reviews and links. If you're looking to spend some money...this will help you. Just click on either link above, and you'll be set. I am so grateful to have found out about this new blogosphere holiday late yesterday evening, and I do hope that it will become an annual event.
Find free brochures about the power of read aloud at Jim Trelease's generous website.
And teachers - if you are beginning to think about going back to school, do not miss this post at Two Writing Teachers where Ruth and Stacey share their favorite old posts about beginning the year anew.
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