Homeschool Teacher - Lesson Plan & NewsletterNovember 20, 2008
On this day in 1974, children’s favorite, Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published. Read more about Shel Silverstein here: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/104
Read the poem “Sick” by Shel Silverstein here: http://homeschoolingk.blogspot.com/2008/11/sick.html
1. Tell in your own words what the poem is about.
Read "Sick" by Shel Silverstein here: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/104
Use his poem as a guide for your own poem that uses the same pattern. Start your poem with Shel's famous first lines:
"I cannot go to school today."
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
a gash, a rash and purple bumps."
Create the rest with a list one or more imaginary ailments. You'll have to do some brainstorming--coming up with a list of phony injuries, ailments, bumps, and bruises. You'll have to duplicate Shel's rhythm and rhyme pattern; otherwise, your poem won't read or sound right.
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