My whole body vibrated with joy when I read this book. The verse and the art are each stunning by themselves, but together they are a masterpiece. The activity below is from the teacher's guide created by Marcie Colleen.
Activity Name: I Am Collaborative Animal Poem
Activity Description: "Choose an animal from Twilight Chant or an animal not in the story-mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, fish, invertebrate, etc. Title the poem with I Am: for example, "I Am a Skunk". Brainstorm about the animal for fresh and interesting details. Then, as a class, build a free verse poem about the animal to perform with gestures or poses. Students can then create an I Am poem about an animal of their choice." After, the students' poems can be collated into an I Am class book.
Weekly Wall Recommendations
For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be choosing books to display on our classroom recommendation wall. The wall is a lending library. It showcases the various literature choices in the classroom, celebrates students' voices and choices, facilitates getting to know each other through our literature choices, and facilitates communication with the global learning community.