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One of my very favorite things is when a teacher uses a book I wrote as a jumping off point for a classroom activity. A bit ago, @mmtteacher on Twitter shared these images of her students’ lift-the-flap riddle-ku. They were inspired by Lion of the Sky, and that just makes me smile. So clever! You can see their planning sheets at the end, too. To see these images larger, please double-click on one. Then you can double-click again to see it even larger.
Isn’t lift-the-flat just the perfect format for riddle-ku? When I first wrote this poetry collection, in fact, I envisioned it as having the riddle-ku on one spread with the answer revealed on the next.
Thank you, @mmteacher and your students. I love these so much, and I love that you grappled with which clues to share. How much info is too much? When is there not enough? How can I be more specific? I think poetry and science go beautifully together.
Teachers, when you do projects like this, it’s so very much appreciated by the book creators when you share it online and tag them. I know it’s more work for you. Please know that you totally make our day when you do that!
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]