Book Spine Poetry

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Book Spine Poetry

  1. 1. Book Spine Poetry
  2. 2. What is it? • Type of found poetry • Arranges titles of books to make a poem • Poem can be serious or funny
  3. 3. Imagine these books are in front of you… • Green Eggs and Ham • Goodnight Moon • The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Oh, The Places You’ll Go • Where the Wild Things Are • Good Night, Gorilla • Stone Soup • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
  4. 4. Make a book spine poem! • Start by moving the books around into stacks • Stack the spines together so the titles are like the lines of a poem • Keep moving the titles around • Find the “lines” that go best together
  5. 5. For example • Story: • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Oh, The Places You’ll Go • Where the Wild Things are
  6. 6. For example • Story: • Green Eggs and Ham • Stone Soup • The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Could be a conversation: • Good Night, Gorilla • Goodnight Moon
  7. 7. What is the theme?
  8. 8. What is the theme?
  9. 9. What is the theme?

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