poetryaction for Flight School

 

Flight School

I shared Flight School before as a Bookalikes for Flat Rabbit, but I ended up doing a poetryaction for it, too:>) One of the things that can make a list poem interesting–more than a simple list, like a grocery list–is a twist. That briefly-flying penguin is so cute and such a surprise that I thought it made a fantastic ending for this uber-brief poem.

Here I am reading my poetryaction.

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The Poetry Friday Roundup today is with Anastasia at Booktalking #kidlit. That Bob Raczka book she’s sharing looks fabulous!

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Poetryaction: After reading a picture book, sometimes I jot down a quick poem based on something in the book. It could be inspired by the entire book, the setting, a character, or even just a tiny detail in a picture or a single phrase from the text. I’m using picture books as a jumping off point for poems. I thought this might be something interesting for you to do in your classroom, so I’m going to share some of them here. I’m collecting them on a Pinterest board.

Bookalikes: A lot of times, when I’m reading a book, I think, “Oh, this would be fun to pair with XYZ book!” So I’m sharing those here when I think of them. These have their own bookalikes Pinterest board, too:>)

 

42 Responses

    1. Yep, a list poem at its simplest! Wasn’t it you I had the debate over one-word poems with?

    1. Yep, a list poem at its simplest! Wasn’t it you I had the debate over one-word poems with?

  1. Ha! I love how your sense of humor infuses this poem. 🙂 Plus I have penguins on the brain! Happy Poetry Friday, Laura. xo

  2. Ha! I love how your sense of humor infuses this poem. 🙂 Plus I have penguins on the brain! Happy Poetry Friday, Laura. xo

  3. this is wonderful I just did a hole sears of tree — four word poems
    your poem is simple but says so much

      1. I thin I sheard the book lenth of them with you I think I had sent them to your e‑mail a wail back

  4. this is wonderful I just did a hole sears of tree — four word poems
    your poem is simple but says so much

      1. I thin I sheard the book lenth of them with you I think I had sent them to your e‑mail a wail back

  5. lol, Laura, your little poem reminded me of “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s Superman!” 🙂 I love this book, btw. So appealing and endearing 😀

  6. lol, Laura, your little poem reminded me of “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s Superman!” 🙂 I love this book, btw. So appealing and endearing 😀

    1. Yes! Short poems and twists–two things I love about Kay Ryan (though I haven’t read much of her work, I admit–need to read more)!

    1. Yes! Short poems and twists–two things I love about Kay Ryan (though I haven’t read much of her work, I admit–need to read more)!

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