A Poem In The Pocket

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In anticipation of National Poetry Month coming up in April, we have been sharing the book, A Poem In Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas, with many of our classes. They loved it! We all had fun coming up with examples of metaphors and similes and trying to recite haikus and rhyming poetry. When I suggested they try to write a poem for the pocket on the library door,

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some of them protested that they couldn’t write a poem, so I pulled out a book of Shel Silverstein poems and we read a few of those. OH! Funny poems? Suddenly they were all pulling out paper and writing away. We had a blast. The pocket will be on the library door for a few weeks; please stop by and put a poem in our pocket!

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