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Slide 4: I also mentioned that Silver Meadows Summer looks at the melding of two different cultures. I talk about this more in days eight and twelve of the summer 2019 #bookaday challenge. Some of the books I mention there are Pie In the Sky by Remy Lai, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanha Lai and Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga. If you want more books that look at the melding of two cultures, please check out days eight and twelve.
Slide 9: Another wonderful, modern poet is Amy Ludwig Vanderwater. Silver Meadows Summer made me think of her book Forest Has a Song. It highlights the magic of being in a forest. I also want to point out her book that is specifically for teachers called Poems Are Teachers: How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres. This is an excellent title. It’s really fantastic because she has a different poem, by a different author, for several different writing topics. So, if you’re looking for a way to spice up your writer’s workshop or your looking for a way to integrate poetry into your teaching, I highly recommend that you purchase Poems Are Teachers. The other excellent benefit about Poems Are Teachers is she includes all these different poems by all these different authors. If you don’t have a lot of poetry in your library, you can expose your students to several different wonderful authors just by purchasing Poems Are Teachers.
Day 24 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!