Chalkabration · poetry

The Case for Poetry All Year Long

I don’t like chalk (because it’s messy), but I adore Betsy Hubbard (because she’s artistic, brilliant, and caring) so I went outside to chalk with my daughter this afternoon.  Unlike me, Isabelle likes to use chalk!  See:

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Now, on to my poetic masterpiece (or not) in honor of April’s Chalk-A-Bration.

The Case for Poetry All Year Long/Imagine a world.../Where chocolate is eaten only in February/And turkey is just consumed in November./That's horrible --/ Dreadful even!/Now imagine a world/With a daily doet of poetry./Tastier,/right? (Click on the image to enlarge.)
The Case for Poetry All Year Long/Imagine a world…/Where chocolate is eaten only in February/And turkey is just consumed in November./That’s horrible –/Dreadful even!/Now imagine a world/With a daily diet of poetry./Tastier,/right?
(Click on the image to enlarge.)

I was one of those classroom teachers who infused poetry into my classroom all year long.  I couldn’t imagine teaching without poetry all year long thanks to my first literacy coach, Pat Werner, who opened the door of poetry to me during my first year of teaching.

Betsy hosts Chalkabration on the final day of each month at http://teachingyoungwriters.blogspot.com.
Betsy hosts Chalkabration on the final day of each month at http://teachingyoungwriters.blogspot.com.

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4 thoughts on “The Case for Poetry All Year Long

  1. I am in with you. Poetry all year long! We chalked all over the front walks at school. No one gets by without a little taste. Tomorrow mothers are coming for muffins. They will be treated to poetry, too.

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