Shel Silverstein’s books (which include classics like Falling Up, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and others) are excellent resources to have for exploring poetry. Since April is National Poetry month, a simple visit to Silverstein’s official site provides several ideas for using his work in the classroom over the next few weeks.
Here are a few suggestions:
· Here is a list of Poetry Month activities. You can work with students to uncover rhymes, deciphering mood, identifying personification and much more by using some of these ideas.
· Students can examine poetry and illustrate their visualizations in these two amusing printable booklets.
· There is also a lesson plan for Silverstein’s Runny Babbit book. More poetry exploration and practice for fluency is encouraged.
· Even more poetry printables!
Check out the site for more information on the author and his work. His books and activities are always a great way to inspire a love of poetry within students.