Book Spine Poetry

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Tip #3
Book Spine Poetry
Grades 4 - 8
The Fire Within
My Father's Dragon
Totally Irresponsible Science
Once they’ve created something they’re happy with, ask students to record their work in a written journal or take a picture.
Encourages self-expression and requires students to be resourceful, think differently and creatively about writing.
Why it Works:
Tip #3
- books - journal - pencil - camera
Step One
Ask students to stack books one on top of another, experimenting with the titles to create an image, sentence or short poem (3-5 lines). For students who may struggle, suggest that they try starting with a phrase or just two books that sound funny together.
Step Two