Friday, May 11, 2012


During my poetry unit, I found a post about book spine poetry by Maxey's over @ The Loco Teacher. I was intrigued and knew I had to try it. I went into the library the next day and checked out books, books, books, and MORE books. Books that spoke to me or were funny. Not necessarily books we had read in class already.

The next day, I displayed the books ALL over the classroom. Together, we took a book walk. We read all the titles of the books and looked at the covers. After the walk, I modeled how to pick 3 books that were related in some way (theme, etc). I switched around the books several times to see how I liked them best, sharing my thinking out loud.

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Here are a few of my favorites:

Don't make me laugh
Giggle, giggle quack
The dumb bunnies

The best part of me
Dog breath
For sure, for sure!

A good day
For sure, for sure
I didn't do it!

Giggle, giggle, quack
Toot, toot
I like the way you are!

In the blink of an eye
There is a town
The junkyard wonders!