Buses to Books: Reading, Writing and Reciting Poems about School

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Susan M. Freese
ABDO, Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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This title includes over twelve poems by known poets like Myra Cohn Livingston, Kenn Nesbitt, and Eric Ode to name a few. Young readers will enjoy the vivid illustrations and the engaging poems all about school. There are sidebars to every poem explaining terminology such as speaker, metaphors, personification, homonyms and rhyme scheme. This title also gives ideas on how to keep a poetry journal, put on a poetry reading and research other poets and poems to learn more!
 

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It is amazing how this poetry book defines poetry and discusses the basic terms of poetry, such as line, stanza, rhyme, and rhythm. This book presents three different sections of
poetry. In the first section I Can Read, children are able to read by themselves while in the second section Read with me children need adult support, such as parents or teachers. The last section Kid’s Corner is interesting because it contains poems written by children! This book has a positive impact on readers because it entices them to write poetry because it gives you ideas of how to become a poet. This poetry book can be used within the classroom in order to teach students about poetry. Teachers from 3-6 grade levels can take advantage of it. My favorite poem from this book is:
You Can Dance With a Book by Eileen Spinelli
You can dance with a book.
Take a chance with a book.
Have a don't- want-to-finish
Romance with a book.
You can learn from a book.
Take a turn with a book.
And discover-surprise!-
That you year form a book.
You can cry with a book.
Bake a pie with a book.
And when sleep doesn’t come-
lullaby with a book.
You can lend a good book.
And pretend with a book.
Best of all-
you can make a dear friend
of a book.
 

Contents

What Is Poetry?
4
Brain Power
6
I Can Read
8
First Day
10
Sharpen Sharpen Sharpen
11
Nothing Left to Learn
12
English Is a Pain Pane
14
Science Test
16
Homework I Love You
22
History
23
Sallys Not at School Today
24
You Can Dance with a Book
25
Kids Corner
26
Books
27
Become a Poet
28
Glossary
30

The Bus
17
Read With Me
18
Michael OToole
20
Permissions
31
Index
32
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