This week Summer Book Club met to discuss Booked by Kwame Alexander.
Alisa Myles and Anne McKernan lead the book talk. For a list of the questions developed for this discussion please click here. Of course we couldn’t get to every question in one night… but this book would make a fabulous extended literature unit!
Links lead to worksheets!
- Spine Poetry – poetry created using book titles – stack the books to form the poem:
- Blackjack Poetry – 3 lines of 7 syllables each for a total of 21 syllables (Blackjack poetry worksheet)
- Acrostic Poetry – use letters of a topic word as the first letter of each line (Acrostic Poetry Worksheet)
- Blackout Poetry – (also called Found Poetry) – using newspaper articles or pages from old books, select words to create a poem and blackout the rest of the words with a maker or crayon – or simply circle the words you have ‘found’ to create the poem.
- Exquisite Corpse Poetry – group writing project! Choose a topic. Have each participant write one sentence, then fold over the paper so the next participant cannot see what was already written. Reveal the poem after everyone has had a turn.
Nick was as skilled at words as he was at soccer.
I liked the story line.
Booked was good because it had things like footnotes and is a book of words. Two things Nick hates!
I really liked how it was written in poems and involved a cool librarian!
Libraries, books and soccer are three of my favorite things!
It is neat.
Booked got me reading and I loved it.
Book clubs read Booked.
Here are some of the fabulous poems created by our group:
The Little Green Witch,
King of the Fish,
Little Red Riding Hood,
The Doorbell Rang,
I Want My Hat Back.
You will be my Friend.
What Time is It?
It’s Christmas David.
Good night Goon,
Our tree named Steve,
Fox in Socks,
Acrostic Poem – Countries:
Really, am I doing this?
Please join us 8/17/2016 to discuss The Trial by Jen Bryant. For more information please visit The Newtown Library Company!