Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Spine Poetry

On the heels of my last post, here are some book spine poems created by both teachers and students.  I'll let you guess which ones were student created vs. teacher created.  I have a hard time telling the difference!  Of all the picnic tables we had available, this table received the most attention and was the most productive overall.  Students were tasked with creating poems by just walking around the library and pulling books off of the shelves.


Was this a challenge for them?  Absolutely!  Was it a challenge for us once all of the books were pulled off of the shelves?  Absolutely!  But it was a winner for all!

In addition to encouraging deeper thought processes in our students, we also encouraged them to read some new books, or find new topics to explore.  For example, Alcatraz.  It was the subject of a non-fiction book pulled by a 6th grader yesterday.  He checked out 3 books on the topic.  Score!

I hope you enjoy these poems as much as we do!

Student?  Teacher?  This was a very thought provoking poem.

Proud students with their creation

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