Is it a Poem? Is It a Book? No, It’s Poetryaction, a Poem in Reaction to a Book, created by Laura Purdie Salas
Posted by lindamartinandersen on October 29, 2014
“Is it a Poem? Is It a Book? No, It’s Poetryaction, a Poem in Reaction to a Book, created by Laura Purdie Salas” and posted by Linda Martin Andersen.
Teachers are always looking for something new for their classroom such as…
- Books to recommend to their students or books to read to their class.
- Prompts or a jumping off point for creative writing.
- Another type of book report.
Laura Purdie Salas is helping pave the way for teachers and students in recent blog posts called Poetryaction, a poem in reaction to a book.
Follow these steps and create your own Poetryaction:
1. Read a book, perhaps a picture book. In this sample, Laura Purdie Salas chose The Promise by Niko A. Davies and illustrated by Laura Carlin.
2. Write a poem about the book, the book’s setting, a book character, or an idea that comes to mind while reading the book.
3. Share your Poetryaction with someone else. Laura Purdie Salas shared her poem here:
Here are two more Poetryaction samples:
These poems demonstrate that Poetryaction can take you and your imagination beyond the story line. Which is your favorite? I loved the one about the dog. It made me laugh.
Poetryaction is a great exercise for writers, students, or anyone wanting to have some fun. Laura Purdie Salas, thank you so much for sharing Poetryaction with us.
Here’s another treat: A scary Jack-o-lantern poem video for K-4 at Laura’s site today. http://www.laurasalas.com/blog/for-teachers/scary-poem-vid/
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