A Rock Can Be… Book Trailer + Adjectives Wanted

My new book comes out on Sunday, and here’s my trailer for it!

Please share the trailer if you like it. I’d love for lots of people to see it!

Also, for my March Rock the Blog pictorial event, I need some adjectives! So far, I have:

Adjectives from Mrs. Simon’s GT Allstars:

  • fluffy
  • giant
  • unique
  • dazzling
  • wishy-washy

From Linda Baie’s students:

  • lifeless
  • glossy
  • curvaceous
  • grappling
  • pocked

From librarian Deb DeSteno:

  • mottled
  • pock-marked
  • valuable
  • worthless
  • skip-able
  • common
  • uncommon
  • NOT-a-rock after all (a.k.a. fossil, spearhead, bee-hive (ouch!), dried doggy-do?

Would your class (or just you, as an individual?) like to add some more? I’d love to have 50 or so total to choose from as I seek out rocks in March!? Read here if you’d like more details!

Just add your five adjectives in a Comment (if you don’t see an option to leave a Comment, you need to click on this post’s title so that you’re in THIS specific blog post), and please leave school info like this:

Teacher name
Grade
School name
City and state (or city and country)

Thanks for being part of Rock the Blog!

 

16 Responses

  1. Rocks can be…
    mossy
    chipped
    game markers
    altar rocks
    monumental
    gigantic
    sparkly
    dull
    glossy
    slippery
    protruding
    hidden
    lucky
    crushed
    painted
    crumbly
    treasures
    rainbow
    dull
    fossiled

  2. Rocks can be…
    mossy
    chipped
    game markers
    altar rocks
    monumental
    gigantic
    sparkly
    dull
    glossy
    slippery
    protruding
    hidden
    lucky
    crushed
    painted
    crumbly
    treasures
    rainbow
    dull
    fossiled

  3. Looks good! But nothing less than what I’ve come to expect from someone with aplomb. 😉 Depending on what type of rocks we’re talking ab out, a rock could be:

    comforting
    reassuring
    soothing
    magical
    historic

  4. Looks good! But nothing less than what I’ve come to expect from someone with aplomb. 😉 Depending on what type of rocks we’re talking ab out, a rock could be:

    comforting
    reassuring
    soothing
    magical
    historic

  5. Hi Laura!
    I am a third grade teacher and we met at NCTE this year where I received a copy of A Rock Can Be. Lucky me! My students love all of you books and we have used them as prompts occasionally for our own writing. Once a week I invite 3rd and 4th graders to join a Poetry Club that I started this year for fellow poetry lovers. They are inspired by your 15 WOL and quite often this is how we warm up each week at our lunch time meeting. I have started a new blogger site which is just for school and I will have a page just for teachers wanting ideas to teach poetry . I have a “Poetry Port” which I am excited to begin posting our work and ideas for teachers. I have some pieces I have written on my own WordPress site that I have written for Poetry Friday but realized the two worlds would not mix easily and therefore I am trying this out. I have some things I will be writing about how we have used your books and 15 WOL. When Amy L.V. was here visiting a couple of weeks ago, she suggested I share these things with you. She prompted me to begin my “Poetry Port.” We had so much fun coming up with adjectives for you at our meeting this week and I’m afraid we have a few more than 5 words!
    Thanks for all you share!
    Kim
    My 3rd Grade Poetry Club members have some adjectives for you:
    snazzlicious clone gifter packed skyscraping perfumed sunkissed stubby
    edible oozy
    Here are the 4th Grade Poetry Club members ideas as well:
    woozy lumpy bulky nasty flashy shimmering ubiquitous sunburned chubby
    rollable

    1. These are fantastic, Kim–thank you! I love them and will have fun looking for some rocks to match them. And what great plans you have. So happy to see teachers sharing their poetry ideas. (And Amy is amazing.) Thanks again for these creative words!

  6. Hi Laura!
    I am a third grade teacher and we met at NCTE this year where I received a copy of A Rock Can Be. Lucky me! My students love all of you books and we have used them as prompts occasionally for our own writing. Once a week I invite 3rd and 4th graders to join a Poetry Club that I started this year for fellow poetry lovers. They are inspired by your 15 WOL and quite often this is how we warm up each week at our lunch time meeting. I have started a new blogger site which is just for school and I will have a page just for teachers wanting ideas to teach poetry . I have a “Poetry Port” which I am excited to begin posting our work and ideas for teachers. I have some pieces I have written on my own WordPress site that I have written for Poetry Friday but realized the two worlds would not mix easily and therefore I am trying this out. I have some things I will be writing about how we have used your books and 15 WOL. When Amy L.V. was here visiting a couple of weeks ago, she suggested I share these things with you. She prompted me to begin my “Poetry Port.” We had so much fun coming up with adjectives for you at our meeting this week and I’m afraid we have a few more than 5 words!
    Thanks for all you share!
    Kim
    My 3rd Grade Poetry Club members have some adjectives for you:
    snazzlicious clone gifter packed skyscraping perfumed sunkissed stubby
    edible oozy
    Here are the 4th Grade Poetry Club members ideas as well:
    woozy lumpy bulky nasty flashy shimmering ubiquitous sunburned chubby
    rollable

    1. These are fantastic, Kim–thank you! I love them and will have fun looking for some rocks to match them. And what great plans you have. So happy to see teachers sharing their poetry ideas. (And Amy is amazing.) Thanks again for these creative words!

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