Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian.
One of my favorite poems is "The Dragonwagon". With lines like
Upon its back are nasty spikes
Instead of wheels, it has sharp claws
That hug the road and sharply turn.
students are sure to paint a fun picture of the Dragonwagon.
Another personal favorite of mine is "High-Heel Car". The girls will especially have fun as they draw pictures of a giant high heel car.
I plan to use these poems with my second graders over the course of the next week. I am going to read the poems to the students. After they listen to the poems, they are going to draw a picture of the car that is described in the poem. Once they have drawn the pictures, they will also describe the car in their own words. If time allows, I will even have them write a poem about their own imaginary car.
I can't wait to see what they do! I will have to post pictures when they do!
What are some fun poetry books you use for helping students with visualizing?