Head over to The Miss Rumphius Effect
for this week's roundup of poetry love.
Thanks for hosting,Tricia!
Selecting a favorite for my bag
Hoping for time to share
I'm off to a Friday in 6th grade land
But first I need some more sleep!
This is what happens when you face insomnia at 3 am. I wander over to my bookcase of professional books and pull an old favorite off the shelf. I'll be substituting in a team teaching situation today, so I don't know if I can squeeze in a poem for Poetry Friday. But fingers crossed, I'm ready with a personal favorite, Linda Reif's 100 Quickwrites! I flip the book open to "February Air" (p. 88), then notice "Charlotte's Web" (p. 92), or maybe I can use "Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant To Whom It May Concern" (p. 96) which would tie in with their social justice unit. If you've never explored Linda Reif's delightful book of quick writes, head to your favorite indie bookstore and treat yourself and your students to this book (recommended for grades 5 and up)!