Are you working on close reading skills? Making inferences? Or are you just looking for some fun, interactive poems? This collection is great for classroom use! Includes 30 brief poems, classroom activities by Marcie Flinchum Atkins, Notes from the Poet, photo clues, and more.
Please visit the 30 Painless Classroom Poems page for more details. Great for classroom use! Includes 30 brief poems, classroom activities by Marcie Flinchum Atkins, Notes from the Poet, photo clues, and more.
Alone, I drift down
With friends, I lift, high and swift
I make robins fly
A Note from the Poet: I love using internal rhyme, even when the poem isn’t a rhyming poem. ?Drift,? ?lift,? and ’swift? all rhyme, and I love the rhythm that ?lift? and ’swift? give that second line. It reminds me of the rhythm of wings flapping. And (and I didn’t even think of this until long after I wrote the poem) a swift is a type of bird. YES! I like these word choices that happen mysteriously, without my realizing it. If a reader happens to know that a swift is a kind of bird, great! But a reader can completely get the poem without knowing that, too.