Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Poetry Book Review: "Hopkins Collection"
Bennett, L, & Hall, M. 2009. City I love. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams. ISBN:978-0-8109-8327-4
This story is about a dog who is traveling around the world and is sharing poetic observations with the reader. Beautifully written and illustrated, the reader will be able to connect with the vibrant pictures and the text format is easy to follow. Featuring landmarks such as New York, Paris, London, Washington DC and Egypt, readers will be able to relate to the poetry connection Bennett is presenting.
Introducing the Poem:
The above excerpt is a wonderful tool to show children how to visualize poetry to places they have visited. I would discuss traveling, landmarks, modes of travel and cultures with the children so they will be able to understand how poetry can be used to explain their adventures.