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A Light in the Attic
A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.
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teebe
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I remember thinking these books were hilarious as a kid so this was a nice, nostalgic read. Some of the poems I loved, some I didn‘t think much of but overall it was great to read it again.

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teebe
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Anyone else have books that make you sleep? Not that it makes you a little tired but when you read it, you immediately conk out? 😂 For some reason I can‘t read this one without falling asleep after 1-2 poems and it‘s taking forever to re-read because of it.

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peytonfleming
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Review: A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein, 2002, is a poetry book full of more whacky, abstract poems about anything and everything.
Blurb: I would use this in my classroom during a poetry unit and have children pick one of the topics inside and write their own poems about it. As well as illustrations since the book has drawings too!
Quote: “Last night while I lay thinking here
Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear“

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shannontevis
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“There's a light on in the attic. I can see it from the outside, and I know your on the inside... Lookin out“ I love this part of the poem!

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shannontevis
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I'd include this book in my library for around second or third grade, because this is right at that reading level.

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shannontevis
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“A Light in the Attic“ by Shel Silverstein, 2009. I'm a big fan of Shel Silverstein poems. His poems have a very natural flow to them, and they have somewhat of a spooky tone to them. They also rhyme, which kids will be a big fan of.

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elisaschwass
A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein

“Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear...“

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elisaschwass
A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein

This book is great for older classrooms because it shows so many different poems that children can enjoy.

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elisaschwass
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A Light In the Attic by Shel Silverstein was written in 1981. This is a great book to read that contains lots of different types of poetry. One that I read that I enjoyed was the one that is the title of the book, A light in the attic. There are so many different ways you can take in the poems and I really enjoyed reading some of them. I highly suggest this book of poems for older kids!

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keetoncarter
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There are many poems in this book that are all funny and good for all ages.

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keetoncarter
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'Cause we can take the bad stuff out and the good stuff in

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keetoncarter
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This poetry book is full of many different types of poems. The poem that I looked at was one that the words created the picture and mad for a cool looking poem that had great rhythm.

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Cd053917
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“If you have to dry the dishes (Such an awful, boring chore)”

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Cd053917
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This book will be perfect for poetry lessons in the classroom. The humor and creativity in them are also very useful!

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“A Light in the Attic” was written by Shel Silverstein in 1981. This book does an amazing job with its unique poems and the structure that they‘re in. I have always enjoyed Silversteins writing style and believe that this is a great form of poetry!

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katiehamlin
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A Light in the Attic is a P novel written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. I think this book would best be used as a PR in a classroom grades 3-5. This is good for partner reading because the book is a collection of many different poems of different types. Students can read the poems together in partners and work together to determine the meaning of them. This book won the 1984 William Allen White Children's Book Award. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin I loved this book when I was growing up! I would sit down and read the poems for hours on end, so I feel like students should be introduced to them as well.
The EL strategy I would use with this book is 2, promote cooperation (small groups). I think this one is perfect for this book because if I incorporate this book into my curriculum, I will probably use it as a PR, which is in small groups.
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katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use for this book is 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information. Shel Silverstein can be difficult for some students to read, so I think having an audio recording on top of having a physical copy of the book would be very helpful for many students. 2mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to a website I would use with this book. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/light-attic This website has a lot of cute activities such as a word search that I think students would enjoy doing in the classroom. It also includes a teaching guide that could be very useful.
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DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource to use as an educator. Nice alignment! 1mo
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AleciaM
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“Whatif“ poem, by Shel Silverstein in his great book Light in the Attic, is a great CR for all ages. This poem is about all the things that children think about when they go to bed at night. This would be a great poem to discuss some of these issues children have and reassure them that it's okay to come and talk to an adult about these worries. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM UDL and ESOL that I would use with this poem would be, ESOL 14 simplify you speech by making it slower and redundant, and UDL 5.1 use multiple media for communication.
Website for teacher resources is:
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DrSpalding Choral reading is such a wonderful option for utilizing poetry in the classroom. You picked a high-quality book that should be a part of your classroom library 1mo
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mollywimmers1
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“You walk through the window and look out the door”

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My favorite poem was backward bill! It was hilarious and the picture of him riding the horse backwards really made it comical. I think kids would love this one specifically because of how ironic it is

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mollywimmers1
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I really liked theses poems! They were short which I thought was nice and so funny!

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abbychlosta
A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein

“The saddest thing I ever did see as a woodpecker peckin at plastic tree. He looks at me and friend says he things ain‘t as sweet as they used to be”

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abbychlosta
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This was so good I could see myself pulling poems for my class!

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abbychlosta
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein is a collection of poems. It was published in 1981. Just like the other works from Shel Silverstein this is just amazing. It was a nice variety of poems that can be used for a lot of things. The poetic elements were easy to pick up on and I really enjoyed this book.

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Kendylleonard
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein is a P based book that provides poems of all different sorts. This book was the New York Times Bestseller in 1981. This would be great to use when introducing students to all different types of poetry as either a RA or IR! #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource I found has many different activities that can be used from things like word searches, to read alouds of the poems! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/light-attic I would use UDL 2.5 by using different resources. I would also implement ESOL strategy 16 (edited) 6mo
DrSpalding Another excellent use of a high-quality resource and an excellent choice for a poetry anthology. You don‘t get much better than Silverstein. 6mo
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fquadri
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This P is a collection of poems by the poet Shel Silverstein. This book is very interactive and students will have to use their imagination and creative thinking skills to decode the meaning of the poems written in this book. Students can use IR for this because it involves a lot of heavy thinking. They can have group discussions after reading poems individually.

fquadri EL strategy 10 and UDL strategy 2.4 can be used so that students have the opportunity to engage in group discussion and share their ideas.
This video gives students 3 poems from the book that can be interpreted using their own thinking skills.
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DrSpalding Try using the author‘s website. It is stellar and often times they have videos for the poems with Silverstein narrating. 6mo
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booklover3258
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I thought this was a great read. All the poems were funny, silly and easily enjoyable. There were too many to narrow down one as my favorites. All in all a great read and highly recommended.
4 stars

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alexialovesmith
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (P). I remember reading these poems as a child in school, and feeling really cool because I was checking out a “big” book at the library! The pages in this book are filled with fun poems from Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, and even the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. I would use this book in many ways including RT, RA, IR, and SR.

alexialovesmith http://www.shelsilverstein.com/media/learning/resource_files/EightBalloonsBookle... This resource gives students the opportunity to participate in a short RT, and draw illustrations for the Poem, Eight Balloons. This activity will meet ELS16 and UDL1.3 by integrating reading, drawing and writing. I enjoyed this book because there are fun poems for everyone! #ucflae3414su19 6mo
jmartucci I love Shel Silverstein! That was probably my first introduction to poetry, and it's such a cute way of doing it! Love the booklet that the students can make. 6mo
DrSpalding Readers theater ...yes. Choral reading ...yes. Independent poetry readings ...yes. Quality resource to help you use these wonderful poems. Now it‘s on you to use them. 6mo
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Dylanburgett
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A light in the the attic is an amazing P book by Shel Silverstein, it is also drawn very well. This was one of my favorite books to read as a young 4th grader. It‘s filled with interesting ideas and wacky drawings. Teaching strategy: IR. EL: Assign short readings for Homework. UDL: Guide appropriate goal setting. Website to Shels beautiful website: http://www.shelsilverstein.com #UCFLAE3414SU19

gabbymartin @Dylanburgett I‘ve read falling up but I haven‘t read this one by Shel Silverstein! I love the resource you posted, I used the same one for my Shel book too! These are definitely necessary for our classroom libraries! 6mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource! Excellent poetry. Use this in your future classroom to entice students into this genre. 6mo
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ConnorLaCroix
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You used to complain
That you had no fur coat,
And now you complain of the fleas.

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I enjoy this one a bunch

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ConnorLaCroix
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I like how short the poems are, so you can just pick it up whenever and read a couple poems. Some of the poems are a little morbid, but they also describe things in a really creative and accurate way. The pictures also add a lot of life to the book.

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megansimon
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“When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?”

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megansimon
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Although this is a popular book, there are several references to dark topics that I wouldn‘t feel comfortable introducing to, so I most likely wouldn‘t keep it in my classroom.

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megansimon
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This book has several poems meant for children that use funny language and wild stories. The illustrations also add to the poems. The book has over 100 poems so it has tons of variety and stories.

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WoodsKatie
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A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein, is a groupings of poems (P) about everything from Backwards Bill to something called the Memo with an Exactlywhat. My teacher introduced me to Shel Silverstein and I have enjoyed all the books I used for my Author Study. This book has earned a ton of awards, including ALA Notable Children‘s Book.

WoodsKatie This book is great for grades from K-5 at least and can be integrated into a class as a RA, S, AS, RT, DR, and CR. This book satisfies UDL guidelines 3.2 and 2.5 as well as ESOL strategies 5 and 8. This activity found is to celebrate poetry month, which includes a compilation of book and activities. http://www.shelsilverstein.com/media/learning/resource_files/2016_Shel_Silverste... #LAE3414sp19 10mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 10mo
Lulu6 Thanks!☺️ 10mo
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kkimmelman
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This P book is a collection of poems written by Shel Silverstein. These could be used as CR or DR depending on the poem chosen within the book. UDL 5.3 would be important since poems focus upon fluency. ESOL 14 may also be important when reading poetry and practicing fluency. This activity https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/light-attic-word-search would be fun for students. #LAE3414sp19

Olsonashley19 This was one of my favorites as a child. Shel Silverstein really is a great poet and needs to be preserved in the classroom. 10mo
wmaxflowers I used to love this book as a kid. I liked how your lesson plan included so many activities! 10mo
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This might or might not be one of my all time favorites! Recently, I found some old poetry that my mom wrote when she was a kid. Her poetry was all random, fun, & creative! After talking to her about it, I quickly related it back to my childhood—my mom always kept this book on the coffee table. Inspiration is important when it comes to children! This book is a great example of how kids can be inspired to read/write poetry! #LAE3414sp19

hkeiger In my class, I will be using this, along with the rest of Shel Silverstein‘s poetry, as a DR, CR, and even IR! I would love for students to be given the opportunity to read these poems aloud, but I would also like to let students read them independently. One activity that Shel Silverstein provided on his website would be to have children draw pictures relating to the poems! I LOVE this idea and I think all learners would benefit from this. 10mo
DrSpalding Using the authors website is wise. There are so many valuable resources there. 9mo
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kelseymccormick
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A Light in the Attic (P) was awarded the ALA Notable Children‘s Award and is great for (RA). This beloved collection of silly, spooky, and interesting children‘s poems is perfect for introducing poetry in the classroom. The poems are written and illustrated beautifully in black and white by Shel Silverstein. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick http://www.shelsilverstein.com/media/learning/resource_files/EightBalloonsBookle... This resource requires children to deeply read and understand the poem Eight Balloons, and then illustrate what happens to each balloon. 10mo
kelseymccormick The book can also be bought with a CD and the author‘s website provides videos of the poems being read aloud, this aspect aligns with ESOL #17 Provide contextual support through audio visuals and UDL 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information. (edited) 10mo
Mmw2478 Adding this one to my poetry book list. 10mo
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gnewman @kelseymccormick thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to check out Shel Silverstein for my poetry anthology! Also, I like how you alligned the UDL Principle and ESOL Strategy! 10mo
MGrace15 Shel Silverstein is my fave poet! Definitely going to be using all of his books in my classroom especially with all of the resources available 10mo
hkeiger Definitely one my all time favorites! 👏🏼 I didn‘t know about the read alouds on the authors website! That is awesome and I will definitely be using those! 10mo
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karamank
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A Light In the Attic by Shel Silverstein is an amazing P book. A Light In the Attic highlights ESOL strategies 4, 5, 6, 8, and 12. It also highlights UDL principles 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, and 6.2. Shel Silverstein has earned his place on the New York Times Best Sellers list with this incredible book. This books has a series of different poems that include many different characters that will leave you wondering.

karamank The characters names are so creative and funny, which are bound to make your classroom burst in hysterics. Some of the names include Backward Bill and Sour Face Ann. Each character has their own poem that makes an interesting story for them through out the book. 10mo
karamank It is a phenomenal way to introduce poetry into your classroom especially by making students see how fun poetry can be! Some really great activities for this story are located here: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/light-attic I love the idea of turning the poems into an animated RA in my future class room. (edited) 10mo
Mmw2478 I haven‘t read this book but am trying to get my hands on it. Good resources too. 10mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource! You are correct that you want to pick fun poetry for young children in order to entice them into enjoying this particular genre. 9mo
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Tanisha_A
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If you have to dry the dishes
And you drop one on the floor—
Maybe they won't let you
Dry the dishes anymore.

WhatAnAdvice! 😎 #SilverfromShel

j.rye I definitely didn‘t try this at eleven years old 😉 11mo
TrishB Obviously my hubby has read this.... 11mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Hahaha! You crack me up! 11mo
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Tanisha_A @j.rye Hahah! We should have read this book earlier. 11mo
batsy Oof! Great advice, too late. 11mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Soo late. 😌 11mo
RadicalReader That‘s how to get out of being the family dishwasher. Definitely going to reread all three of these books again 11mo
Tanisha_A @RadicalReader 😀 That sounds wonderful! 11mo
RadicalReader @Tanisha_A always good for a lovely laugh if a book can make you laugh and you recommend it to others there‘s no better feeling than seeing others enjoy it and recommend it to their friends 11mo
minkyb My younger sister used this technique with laundry! 10mo
Tanisha_A @minkyb Hahaha! Like she used to put the already washed clothes in the tub? 10mo
minkyb Not quite. She mixed colors with whites. We had pink clothes and that was it for her laundry career! 10mo
Tanisha_A @minkyb 😜 10mo
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Tanisha_A
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There's a light on in the attic.
Though the house is dark and shuttered,
I can see a flickerin' flutter,
And I know what it's about.
There's a light on in the attic.
I can see it from the outside,
And I know you're on the inside...lookin' out.

It's a Shel Saturday!💡

RadicalReader I love Shel Silverstein he‘s an incredible author and his three poetry books always put a smile on my face 11mo
UwannaPublishme Shel! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 11mo
readordierachel 💛💛💛 11mo
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wordzie Wow i remember this 😎❤ 11mo
HippiesPJparty My childhood 💖 11mo
Tanisha_A @RadicalReader This is the only book of his i own, but have read several of his works here and there. Oh yes, what a joy! 🙌 11mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel I know you love him. Will share more as i read through this. 💜 11mo
Tanisha_A @wordzie Isn't it just light you up?! 😀 11mo
Tanisha_A @HippiesPJparty You certainly had a beautiful childhood, reading the awesome Shel! ☺️ 11mo
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KAdudu
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My all-time favorite childhood book “A Light in the Attic” (P) written/Illustrated by Shel Silverstein. This Poetry book is a great read and will get students excited to explore every page. This book aligns with UDL 3.2; highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. An EL strategy 14; simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant especially with poems.
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KAdudu This book would work well with this lesson plan https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/light-attic 11mo
kkimmelman I used to love this book! It is a great and easy introduction to the poetry genre. I would also recommend this book for a classroom library. @KAdudu 11mo
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Tanisha_A
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Happy day! #Bookmail 📘

Soubhiville I love this book! Enjoy it! If you post any poems tag me ❤️! 12mo
Tanisha_A @Soubhiville Thank you! Will do! ☺️ 12mo
TrishB Ohhh that looks great 👍🏻 12mo
readordierachel One of my favorites! 💕 12mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB @readordierachel I ♥️ Silverstein! 11mo
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Bookishthoughts Made me smile, thank you😊 12mo
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TrishB Like that 👍🏻 12mo
GripLitGrl @TrishB 😊💕 12mo
Bookishthoughts One of my favorite books growing up. I use to check it out of the library every week or so💛💛 12mo
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Allydanielle88 Beautiful picture. I love the tree. 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm Pretty tree and I love the book. 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛💛 14mo
vkois88 Wonderful book with a gorgeous tree 🎄🎄🎄 14mo
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Bookishthoughts I've always loved Silversten 1y
Nute I know why I love Shel Silverstein...”my hat stayed on but my head blew away.” So fantastic!😆 1y
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UwannaPublishme
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Spending the day rereading a Shel Silverstein book is the Best Day Ever. Sheer genius! ??

"How many slams in an old screen door?
Depends how loud you shut it.
How many slices in a bread?
Depends how thin you cut it.
How much good inside a day?
Depends how good you live 'em.
How much love inside a friend?
Depends how much you give 'em."

Author Photo: ShelSilverstein.com

BookNAround I love Shel Silverstein. One of my favorite poems is Too Many Kids In This Tub. 2y
Eggs 💖❤️💙💜 2y
UwannaPublishme @BookNAround Me too! Now I want to read more of his books. Just looked up your fave poem. 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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