Start your classroom's day with a humorous and surprising two-person poem perfect for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Whether read for pure fun or used to teach literary devices, vocabulary, and rhythm and rhyme, Mark Weakland's Hiking to a Waterfall is sure to entertain both students and teachers.
Children love poems for two or more people; reading is more fun with a friend! Children can read the poem with a buddy or with a group of friends, as a morning warm-ups or as part of a poetry unit. Two or more teachers can read it during break time, as part of a formal reading or writing lesson, or during morning messages that celebrate National Poetry Month. Because it's written for multiple readers, the poem is just right for dramatic readings and Reader's Theater. Other poems in this select series incorporate onomatopoeia, puns and word play, punch lines, alliteration, and figurative language.
These poems are part of a larger 34 poem collection 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.