Friday, August 20, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by Teach Poetry K-12.

Today's selection is Messing Around On The Monkey Bars: and other school poems for two voices, written by Betsy Franco and illustrated by Jessie Hartland. This is a collection of 19 school-related poems most of which are written as a conversation between two speakers. This would be a fun resource for readers theater or to use as an introduction to reading aloud. Students will related to the light-hearted themes that are mirrored in the whimsical illustrations.

Friday's Famous First: Can you identify the title and author of this first line? "Grandpa was a song and dance man who once danced on the vaudeville stage."

1 comment:

Laura said...

Thanks, Janet. I've added this book to my wish list, too.

Laura Evans
all things poetry

The Gingerbread Cowboy Book Trailer