Shel Silverstein Poems Inspire


English Class third graders began the school year with a short unit of poems by the versatile Shel Silverstein. The list poem, “Band-Aids” was the first poem they read. In groups they created their own lists of things that caused them to say, “Ouch”. Following that, each pupil wrote a personal “Ouch” poem to put into their English language arts notebooks.


The pupils also played a game where they competed in groups to write unique lists naming things that were not listed in other groups to score a point. Another poem that the third graders explored was the poem, “Sick”, which contains lots of health-related vocabulary. The pupils really appreciated the humor of Silverstein’s poetry. Next week they will add to their collection of Silverstein poems.

One comment on “Shel Silverstein Poems Inspire

  1. Woven Fray says:

    That’s so cool!

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