Did you know that 15 of every 100 people in Alabama reach adulthood without ever learning how to read? Illiteracy is widespread, a problem in every community,not limited to race, religion or socioeconomic class. Encouraging our youth to become better Readers and Writers is my passion, and with this blog I hope to give parents and educators ideas on how to help their children become efficient in literacy.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
April is Poem Month!
I love candy, sometimes too much.
I love shoes, shoe shopping is my crutch.
I seriously dislike final exams,
but they are the only thing in between me and my future plans.
I also love to read, all of this is true.
And since April is Poem Month,
I'm the opposite of blue.
Join me this week celebrating the occasion,
If you share your poems, you just might be a sensation!
This week is Exam week for me. My thoughts are so full of Mass Media Law notes and Public Relations techniques I can't seem to fit any other reading into them. What a wonderful time for me to celebrate a shorter reading, like a poem! Now not all poems are short, of course, but here are a few of my favorite short poems.
First off, one of my personal favorite Poets: Shel Silverstein.
by: Shel Silverstein
Summary: A collection of fun and silly poems, a must read. Ages 3-8
Here are some of the poems in this great book:
by: Mother Goose
Jack Sprat Could eat no fat, His wife could eat no lean;
And so, Betwixt them both,They licked the platter clean.
For more fun with the classic poems of Mother Goose, visit this website: