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David Shannon, we read your wonderful book about the importance of being oneself. Then, each kid got a cup of vanilla pudding to color. We layered the pudding in the class bowl and shared the rainbow treat. The collaboration was wonderful...and it took a lot of hand washing before, during and after!
This is a great resource for teaching poetry. It includes 25 different types of poetry. This meet standard 2.W.5 Production and Distriubution 5. with guidance and support from adults and peers on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing. Although this is a third grade standard it can be adapted to other grade levels.