Writers play with the sounds of words, and this poem illustrates such play! The following mini lesson encourages students to read before they write, to listen to other writers' voices. From The Poem Farm, a site full of poems and writing mini lessons --www.poemfarm.amylv.com
Barefoot Days ill by Electra Popadopoulos “Childcraft, Volume One. Poems of Early Childhood.” Published by the Quarrie Corp in Chicago. Copyright 1923, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1937, and 1939. Edited by S. Edgar Farquhar and Patty Smith Hill. Art editor Milo Winter. 38 artists listed in addition to the work of Milo Winter.