We have had some serious fun with poetry using Love That Dog.
If you’ve never read this book, it is a MUST with a poetry unit! Check it out here! It’s a little sad, but even still, my kids have loved it the last few years.
Those of you that already follow me know that I think imitation is a must for kids to learn the craft of writing. I do this weekly through Mentor Sentences. Analyzing the structure and craft of an author, then trying it out: that is the BEST way for students to learn to write!
Sooo… I decided to have my kiddos try out imitating a poem. This one worked perfectly since we had also just done some research on an animal for an opinion piece: