Happy Poetry Friday!
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I’ve been sharing some poems from my new poetry collection for teachers called What’s Inside? Poems to Explore the Park. Thank you for your lovely comments on what I’ve shared so far. And here are links to those posts if you haven’t seen them.
What’s Inside This Egg? (question and answer poems)
Now here’s one more couplet question for you:
What’s inside of this green river rush,
this overfilled, winter-chilled watery gush?
A Note from the Poet:
We think of so many things as one thing only. Like a forest is only trees, or a river is only water. So it’s fun to look more closely at something and find what else is there. Being a poet is like being a detective!
Where can you read the answering quatrain for this couplet? I’m so glad you asked;>) It’s in my new book:
Besides my 15 pairs of What’s Inside poems, you also get all of Ed Spicer’s wonderful classroom activities and lots of tips from me on why poetry is important and how can share it in a no-stress way in your classroom. (As you can probably tell from the series title, all those auxiliary materials are meant to entice educators who don’t already love poetry–which is probably not you!) What’s Inside? is available on Kindle and in paperback (and if you buy the paperback, you get the Kindle e-book free). The Kindle version has color photos to supplement the poems, but they’re black and white in the paperback version.
I really hope you’ll enjoy my new series. This is an experiment for me, reaching out directly to educators. I’d be super grateful if you pass along word of it to your teacher/librarian/homeschool friends. And then, well, we’ll see what happens. My hope is that I can convert some poetry-no-way-ers to poetry-lovers!
Meanwhile, you can read more about the 30 Painless Classroom Poems series here. I’ll be releasing five more titles in the next couple of months, and I can’t wait to share more with you!
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