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Looking for truly imaginative poems? Read Shel Silverstein! Write creative verses and display them on a beam of light.
Shel Silverstein shook the world of children's poetry in 1974 with the publication of Where the Sidewalk Ends. It is the top-selling children's poetry book. Read some of his poems from A Light in the Attic or Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Read poetry by other poets, too, and compare their styles, topics, and other characteristics.
Use your imagination to create a great story in poetry! What's going on that intrigues you? What animals or behaviors do you find captivating? Write your draft with Crayola® Colored Pencils.
Ask a classmate or an adult to read and critique it with you. How can you improve your imagery and clarity of ideas? Edit your poem until you are satisfied that it is the best you can write. Check spelling and grammar.
Draw a flashlight on paper with a wide beam of light coming from it. Color it in with Crayola Washable Markers. Cut it out with Crayola Scissors. Use a Crayola Glue Stick to attach it to black construction paper.
With a Crayola Fine Tip Marker, copy your poem in the beam of light coming from the flashlight.
Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
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