Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poetry for Book Talk Thursday

Poetry brings images to the reader's mind, and the book Leaf by Leaf is perfect for visualizing.

Poetry really helps us all see the world in a different way. The "music" of it allows the mind to wander and picture the world in a different way. And I love how poetry creates images in short verse for the reader. The book Leaf by Leaf:  Autumn Poems highlights fall from beginning to end and is perfect for helping young readers see how autumn changes. {Affiliate links provided to fund future book purchases.}

Book Summary

The collection of poems begins in September as it describes how things are just beginning to change. Throughout the book, you can feel the weather and see the scenery change through the poems. Even the animals change their habits as the autumn changes. Each month has its own poem, and everything revolves around that month. The beauty of the words helps the reader visualize and feel autumn in its beauty.

Classroom Application

The poems in the book are full of imagery to help adults and children visualize the poem. I chose two poems to read aloud to a group of third graders. After reading each poem a few times, we talked about what the poem was about. Then they chose which poem they would illustrate. The two poems I chose were "The Chipmunk's Day" by Randall Jarrell and "Birds' Nests" by Edward Thomas. Here are their visualizations.
Poetry brings images to the reader's mind, and the book Leaf by Leaf is perfect for visualizing.

This book Leaf by Leaf is full of beautiful poems and pictures that are classic and enjoyable for many ages. I love how it embraces the changing fall weather, and the poems create a story for the reader. What a wonderful way to see autumn in all its beauty!

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Poetry brings images to the reader's mind, and the book Leaf by Leaf is perfect for visualizing.




   

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