coffee-cup-817483_1280Tea: Individual choice today! Mom was too tired to make a pot.

Books: We’re continuing our poetry discussion in lit class; today was an aural exploration of some different poetry techniques–I should have taught rhyme scheme this way at the high school level!

  • Narrative poem: Casey at the Bat
  • Free verse poem: “Knoxville, Tennessee” by Nikki Giovanni (we used to live there!) contrasted with a couple of Silverstein samples that had great rhythm (but no rhyme scheme)
  • Rhyme scheme: selections from Florian’s Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars; Prelutsky’s Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant; “Green” from Hailstones and Halibut Bones
  • (these were totally off the cuff, as it were. I just grabbed a handful of the books we had from the library for our poetry unit and winged it)