Friday, August 29, 2014

Poetry Friday




Poetry Friday is hosted today by Check It Out.

For Poetry Friday -- "Monumental Verses" by J. Patrick Lewis"

 


Verses from the esteemed J. Patrick Lewis -- need I say more?
 
This is a wonderful collection that pays homage to some of man's most amazing monuments. Lewis takes readers around the world -- from ancient Stonehenge and the colossal Great Wall of China to the engineering marvel of the Golden Gate Bridge and the inspiring Statue of Liberty.  The beauty of the Taj Mahal, the mysteries of Easter Island, and the grandeur of Machu Picchu are all celebrated within the pages along with others.

 
Traditional rhyming schemes share space with concrete, free verse and acrostic poems as Lewis invites readers to contemplate and appreciate the imagination, skill, and dedication required to create each monument that appears in stunning photographs.

 
The book includes a map showing the location of each monument and additional information.

 
What a beautiful way to integrate Language Arts and Social Studies.

8 comments:

Douglas Florian said...

A monumental book by a monumental poet, J. Patrick Lewis!

Douglas Florian said...

A monumental book by a monumental poet, J. Patrick Lewis!

Ramona said...

My students who study ancient history in 6th grade loved this book of poems. Some of the poems were always selected for personal anthologies. Wonderful book!

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Oooh. I haven't heard of this one yet. I love everything that J. Patrick Lewis writes, so I'd be on the lookout for this one.

Mary Lee said...

Just shared this book yesterday in my classroom Poetry Friday!

Karen Edmisten said...

Adding it to my list....

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

What a great resource to stir the imagination!

Bridget Magee said...

JPL, my favorite! Thanks for sharing. = )

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