Monday, February 25, 2013

Oh, How Sylvester Can Pester (And Other Poems More or Less About Manners)

Oh, How Sylvester Can Pester By Robert Kinerk
Grades 1-5

These funny poems about messiness & manners are combined with great illustrations. My personal favorite is titled "Brussels Sprouts" about a boy named Chauncey who writes a poem to his parents in hopes of convincing them not to make him eat the dreaded mini cabbages. It doesn't work, but he gives it a good effort for sure!

Lesson Seed: After reading a handful of these poems to your students have them write their own poems about poor manners. Pick whatever format they happen to be learning (acrostic, diamante, free verse, etc.) Allow them to illustrate the poems and then turn it into a class book.

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