It's the first week of the 2012-2013 school year and yesterday launched the beginning of "Poetry Breaks!" I decided to kick off the school year with Linda Paulsen's, Read, Read, Read a Book! It is one of my most favorite poems/songs that describes the joys of reading a great book.
I have paired motions with this fun and catchy little poem/song. A couple of years ago, I taught this poem/song and then displayed it on a poster in the hallway. Almost daily, I heard little voices singing outside my classroom door, as children passed on their way to or from the bathroom or drinking fountain. I would peek out the door to see a child, a duo, or sometimes three little ones singing the words of the poem as they read along with the poster and acted out the motions! This will surely have to be displayed in the hallway again this year!
Sing to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."
Read, Read, Read a Bookby Linda PaulsenRead, read, read a book.Travel anywhere!Worldwide, you decidea book will take you there!
I adapted this song/poem by simply adding a final line (to be shouted with a fist raised into the air!) . . .Read, read, read a book.Beginning to the end.What a way to spend your day.A book's a special friend!
Hooray for books!
I'm sure that this will be a poem that will stick with you, long after the "Poetry Break!" is over!
Today's Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted by Katya Czaja at Write, Sketch, Repeat. Be sure to check out all of the poetry celebrations!