Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
If you’re a regular visitor to the blog (and if you are, thank you:>), you know I love Rebecca Kai Dotlich’s poetry. She was one of the first poets whose work I fell in love with when I started seriously reading children’s poetry and thinking about writing it.
Have you read All Aboard ? This is Rebecca’s FUN rhyming picture book, but there are also some beautiful phrases sprinkled among the awesome sound effects and rhymes. Her description of a train as a “long, steel sweep” caught my imagination. I decided to do a poetryaction using one actual line of Rebecca’s. And then I tried to think of other beautiful, unexpected ways to describe a train. This would be fun to do with other picture books in your classroom, too.
And don’t forget to visit Diane Mayr, history-related poet extraordinaire, at Random Noodling for the Poetry Roundup. Enjoy!