I’m all about the integration of subjects where possible and this month’s Hooked on Writing is no different. This month, the focus is on Poetry but I have also integrated Earth and Environmental themes through the month with the selection of some wonderful books.
If you have never read the Adventures of a Plastic Bottle, I highly recommend it for your Earth Day studies. It is fantastic! It reinforces the personal “diary” type writing like Diary of a Worm and it teaches students how a bottle is made, recycled and made again. Our Big Home is a beautiful poem about the earth celebrating all the things that make earth a wonderful place to live. Human Footprint is an eye opener! It is a great book to show students (and us!) how much garbage etc only ONE person makes and some suggestions on how ONE PERSON can reduce their human foot print. It’s a great feeling to know that one person can make a difference. Compost Stew is a very simple A B C book on items that go into a compost bin. It is simple, yet effective for teaching about composting and the resulting soil that can be used for growing things. I have left (affiliate) links at the bottom for your convenience.
Hooked on Writing April is perfect for writing, Earth Day studies, Poetry and plants.
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