Monday, April 4, 2011

A Bunny Book Spine Poem

Every year, in celebration of National Poetry Month, Travis at 100 Scope Notes compiles a gallery of book spine poems. Students, bloggers and others write poems using book titles and take photographs of the books piled on top of each other, forming the poems.

This weekend the kids and I decided to try to write a spine poem using the books in our home library. We chose books from our shelves that we could use in a bunny themed poem. Building a spine poem is harder than it looks. Thankfully, we have a pretty large home library filled with plenty of children's books. I think Peter Rabbit would approve of our poem.




"The Runaway Bunny"

Watch Me Go!
Up, Down, and Around
Quiet in the Garden
Day is Done
Time for Bed
How Do You Say Goodnight?


Writing spine poetry is such a fun, brain-stretching activity. Try it sometime!

14 comments:

Christy said...

I used to teach English in middle school, and I have never heard of this. I love it! Your poem is great. Such a neat idea.

learning ALL the time!!/Susan said...

What a fun idea! I agree ... your poem is great :) I'll have to share this idea with my two girls!

Little Wonders' Days said...

This is a cute idea. I wonder if my Little J would enjoy this. We'll have to try!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I've never heard of this exercise, but I like how your poem turned out. Very creative.

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, I would recommend Pippi for a read aloud. The chapters are fairly short and easy to read and Pippi's adventures are funny.

Jessy

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Cute! After teaching English lo, these many years, I have never heard of this! I shall try it with my girls sometime! :-0

Kristine said...

I love your blog and am now your newest follower! I'm so excited to read more. I wrote "The Daddy Mountain" review, which is how I found you. Just wanted to let you know your safe in terms of a mommy mountain. Mommy "freaks out" at the end of the book :)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a GREAT idea!! Can't wait to try it with our library books -- You are so creative! :-)

Ria said...

How fun! And clever. I would've never thought of that. Thanks for stopping by my blog. So fun to meet other bloggers via the UBP. Following you now.
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elizabethanne said...

I had never encountered this idea either, but I love it! I'm looking across the room at my picture book shelf, wondering what sort of a poem I could come up with! Thanks for this!

Jackie H. said...

I love that one!!! And I also love reading 100 scope notes. One of my fav blogs!