Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems: Joyce Sidman

 

Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems

Author/Illustrator: Joyce Sidman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 2005
Brief Summary: A collection poems about pond life, including animals, plants, and insects that are found in that habitat.
Awards, Honors and Prizes: 

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Research pond animals, insects, and plants.  Research the pond habitat.  How does it differ from other types of “water” habitats, such as river, swamp, ocean, etc.?
  • Informational reading: read the accompanying information about each animal/plant in the back of the book; supplement with other informational books.  Have groups of students make mini books about pond animal/plants using additional facts.
  • Discuss poetry — different types of poems…rhyming, concrete, etc.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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