Friday, February 12, 2016

Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More! By Carole Gerber

Daffodil Bulbs

                              It's dark here!
                                              You're right.  That's true.
                              It's full here!
                                       Yes, things are slow.
                              It's cramped here! 
                                    No room to grow.
                              It's time now!
                                  Can you be sure?
                              Good-bye now.
                                  I'm coming, too!
                              Let's push now.
                                             We're breaking through!
                              It's bright here.
                             I see the sun.
                              It's warm here.
                                    The winter's done!
                              We'll bloom here.

Wheeee!  Let's be yellow.

Last week I joined Poetry Friday by sharing Messing Around on the Monkey Bars, the first in three posts about poems for two voices.  Poetry is a great tool for teaching and modeling fluency.  I'm finding Poems for Two Voices making our work even a bit more intentional because we have to wait and read what the other voice is saying while listening.  

Daffodil Bulbs can be found in Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More!  By Carole Gerber and is just beautiful.  A collection of poems about plant and insects, each not only describing or showing nature but teaching us some factual information.  Here are some titles within the books; Pansy and Poppy, Hitchhikers, Seedlings, and Roots.  I love the author's note at the beginning letting the reader know how to read each poem; voice 1 is one color and voice 2 is another.  When the words alternate colors both voices read together.  I'm interested in asking my student's which visual cue is easier for them to read and use; font size or color coding.  

               This post is the first in a second in a three part series 
               for developing fluency using poems for two voices.

                I'm happy to be sharing again with the Poetry Friday.  This week Kimberley is hosting the round up at Written Reflections.

1 comment :

  1. You always find the best books! I love poems for two voices so I will need to look for this book.