poetryaction for When the Wind Blows

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When the Wind Blows
I saw an early version of Linda Booth Sweeney’s When the Wind Blows, and it was already a lovely, image-drenched story! It’s super exciting for me to seeit now in published form! Congratulations, Linda. This is just a beautiful book! For this poetryaction, I imagined what the storm would be like if it were happening at my house, with my beagle, Captain Jack Sparrow–who can howl louder than the wind, but who enjoys a good storm. 

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Did I mention Jack is a little messy?

Check out my Pinterest boards of poetryactions and bookalikes if you’d like to see more. And poet/publisher Janet Wong has the Poetry Friday Roundup today at Poetry for Children. Let the wind blow you right on over there to enjoy more poems:>)

22 Responses

  1. Oh, the dog towels! I am so with you, Laura. Just smiling over here in dog community. Such a story here in such few words! I love that. xo

    1. Aw, thanks, Amy! The number of towels we go through is astonishing! I was just thinking of you as I sent off a chapter book with a sheep main character (totally separate from my wool-mittens sheep picture book that will come out someday).

  2. The book looks wonderful, Laura, on my list, and I can just see Jack shaking. I’m wishing for a little rainstorm here, would love to see the wind blow!

  3. This makes me miss our sweet mutt, Woody — we had him for 14 crazy-wonderful years and went through LOTS of towels here in Seattle!

    1. Oh, boy. Seattle. Seems like it would have a smog of the smell of wet-dog. I never thought about that before:>) A toast to Woody and tons of towels:>)

  4. Laura, I enjoy reading your poetryaction snippets and think that these are responses I will share with teachers this fall during PD sessions.

      1. Yay! I changed the settings. I didn’t realize so many people were having trouble Commenting. I experimented around, and I think it’s *mostly* solved. Whew!

    1. Thank you, Carol! I’m hoping to do a few short posts later this fall where I talk about different approaches to poetryactions and then link to some examples of them. I appreciate your sharing them!

    1. Oh, dear. Though neutered, Jack does an awful lot of that, too! I giggled when I read your initial comment:>)

  5. Hi, Laura, thanks for joining our Poetry Friday this week! By the way, I’ve been meaning to tell you how much I love your “poetry actions”– so clever and such a great resource for teachers and librarians!

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