Collaboration Cuties for a fun mentor text today that I learned about from my BBB, Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper!
I must warn you though, there is a moment that made me cry. Jack shares something about the dog he used to have... and why he doesn't have it anymore. :o( You see all of his previous writing tie into that poem, and it makes so much sense, so I think the kids will really "get" it. And I hope they'll see, there are so many TYPES of poetry that can be written!
I want to use this book to introduce poetry to my students. I think before I read it with them, though, I am going to show them some of the poetry the boy discusses in the book. I have found links to the poems that Jack's teacher reads to them that he refers to, if you'd also like to expose your students to these poems, too!
I think the kids would really enjoy seeing the poems that the boy refers to, and probably can connect with, too, like he did! If you haven't read the book, Love That Dog, you must!! It really is a fabulous book. Thank you, Holly, for introducing me to it! :o)
P.S. Come back and link up on Wednesday for Workshop Wednesday to share your ideas for teaching FRACTIONS in Math Workshop! You could talk about manipulatives, books, lesson ideas, activities, games... really anything you do when you teach fractions! :o) See you then!