Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What are You Glad About? What are You Mad About? by Judith Viorst illustrated by Lee White*

Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem
These poems voice the feelings and thoughts of upper elementary children well.  Several of them could be used as mentor poems for writing a similar format.  Others of them could be used as a writing prompt.
Favorite ones: What are You Glad About?  What are You Mad About?; And We Call It Home; About Time; all of the poems from the section: Song of the Seasons.
The poem In Between really mirrors the feelings of this age group well but I did not like the mention of R rated movies (I usually do not watch R rated movies and don't see it as a goal to be reached). Otherwise the poem is superb.
-Borrowed from the library.
*Highly recommend for 4th-6th grades (and junior high).

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