Twelve new poems for children and teachers!
Start your day with a humorous and surprising poem perfect for elementary age children. Whether read for pure fun or used to teach first person perspective, vocabulary, and rhythm and rhyme, Mark's poems are sure to entertain.
Poems include the following: Play Ball, Grace, Eating Spaghetti, Behold the Elephant, My Brother the Sound Maker, Macaroni and Cheese, Harry McMinn, I Spied, Inner Space, Brianna's Book Bag, Rolling Rocks, and Silly Questions.
Children can read the poem independently, with a buddy, during morning warm-ups, as part of fluency instruction, or as part of a poetry unit. Buy the mp3 files from Mark's award-winning audio book and put the book and audio files in a listening center!
Poetry is also perfect for April, National Poetry month!
As a teacher, you can read poems during break times, as part of a formal reading or writing lesson, or to end the day. This collection of 12 includes poems in the first person as well as poems for two readers, perfect for dramatic readings and Reader's Theater. Other poems in this series incorporate onomatopoeia, puns and word play, punch lines, alliteration, and figurative language.
These 12 poems are from a collection of 34 humorous poems entitled, The Delicious Chocolate Donut (And Other Off-Kilter Poems). Inspired by Prelutsky, Silverstein, and Roald Dahl, the collection is a look at the world through a child's eyes. A disappearing chocolate donut, a leaping lunch bag, spilled spaghetti, klutzy kids, a plethora of pancakes - you can find them in the complete collection available on Amazon.com.