|A selection of the 1st grade book spine poems, ready for sharing!|
They had been learning about the Super3 (Plan, Do, Review) and we decided to make creating book spine poems an activity to practice the process of planning, doing and reviewing. Honestly, I was a little worried about the chaos that would ensue, but it was totally worth it! We preselected some titles for them (just for the sake of time) and put them out on tables all over the library.
|The rush to pick titles!|
The book spine poems they came up with were witty, insightful, funny and silly. It was a great experience for all. As a follow up, each class reviewed what they did to create their poems and planned out a lesson to teach to first graders in a different school.
|Class brainstorm to plan the Skype lesson!|
Yesterday we held a Skype session to teach those first graders about book spine poems and how to start making their own - it was a huge success! The kids felt invested in the process and proud to be the "teachers" - giving directions and sharing their examples. I can't wait for more poetry fun in April!
Here's some of their work: