I have been teaching an early morning poetry class at my kids' school. It's for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, and we have been having so much fun! Each time we come to class I spotlight another poet, and Shel Silverstein is one of my favorites! I have a couple of his books, but I had no idea how many he has! I went to the library and checked out a bunch more for the class, and we have enjoyed going through all of them. I thought I'd put all the poetry that's on my brain to use on my blog, and do an author spotlight. Enjoy!
Shel Silverstein Bio. (Taken from www.shelsilverstein.com):
He urged readers to catch the moon or invite a dinosaur to dinner—to have fun! School Library Journal not surprisingly called A Light in the Attic "exuberant, raucous, rollicking, tender and whimsical." Readers everywhere agreed, and A Light in the Attic was the first children’s book to break onto the New York Times bestseller list, where it stayed for a record-breaking 182 weeks.
Thank you Shel Silverstein for
hours of entertainment and for teaching
kids that poetry can be fun!!!
Pictures and text taken from: www.shelsilverstein.com
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