Hi, teachers! This week, I’m sharing poems from my new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book, Fairy Tale Garage Sale. The book includes 7 fairy tales, each with an introductory poem and three poems from characters selling junk they don’t want/need anymore. I’m going to share the Jack and the Beanstalk set this week.
Note from the Poet:
OK, this is a ’don’t do what I do? Note. Often in rhyming poetry, a poet will change the natural word order just to make the rhymes work. For example, look at the last five lines. If you were speaking, you’d say, ?Jack stole gold, a hen, and harp, then chopped the plant with a sharp axe blade.? But?that doesn’t rhyme. So I put axe-blade in front of sharp. You might get away with it once in a great while, but it always makes the reader have to stop and think, because it’s not natural. So always avoid it if you can!