HOORAY!!! National Poetry Month, April 2019

Literacy and Me

What are your plans to celebrate? I have so many ideas swirling around in my head, I don’t know where to start. Tomorrow, I have plans to finish up some poetry lessons for Mrs. Villereal’s bi-lingual, first grade class at the primary school across the street from my subdivision where I volunteer. We wrote an impromptu poem about a dinosaur named Senor Jack, and the kids insisted in the last line be”Roar, Roar, Roar!” I “inherited” enough copies of “Tyrannosaurus Was A Beast,” Dinosaur Poems by Jack Prelutsky and illustrator Arnold Lobel to give one to each student in the class. Here is one of the poems to give you an idea of the delightful theme:

“Allosaurus liked to bite,

His teeth were sharp as sabers,

it frequently, with great delight,

made mincemeat of its neighbors.”

And it continues with three more verses. The title poem is as follows:

“Tyrannosaurus…

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