Friday, October 23, 2015

Teen Read Week: Poem #7 "Dracula" by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

Here's the final poem in my series for Teen Read Week on the theme "Get Away @ the library" to spotlight all the great resources and activities available to help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun to it. It's also a great poem for celebrating Halloween next week! It's "Dracula" by Carmen T. Bernier Grand from The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Middle School (Pomelo Books, 2013). You can also find it at Pinterest here

And here are the "Take 5" activities for sharing this poem also available at Pinterest here.

If you haven't gotten your copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Middle School, it's not too late! It includes 110 poems by 71 poets along with "Take 5" mini-lessons for each and every poem tied to the Common Core skills (and/or TEKS in Texas) for each grade level, grades 6, 7, 8. 

Now head on over to Jama's place to celebrate Poetry Friday. She always has a yummy treat for us!


Carol Varsalona said...

Sylvia, wonderful offering for this time of year when everyone is waiting for their next bite!

Liz Steinglass said...

This little moment says so much about the relationship between these sisters.

jama said...

Like how this poem draws the reader in from the get-go -- and how it reveals the sisterly relationship. :) *rubbing my neck, looking for a cross to wear*

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Thank you for ALL of the poetry you shared this week, Sylvia! I enjoyed every one. This poem brings back memories from when I was a teenager and went on a class trip to see Dracula on Broadway.

jan godown annino said...

This feels so real, Sylvia, moment by moment.
Appreciations for sharing "Dracula" by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand.
Confession - I am also not looking along with that poem-sister, at most scary movie moments!
Much fun.

Linda said...

I love the poem, and the Take 5 activities are perfect! I'm going to try some of them with my sixth graders this week. : ) Thanks, Sylvia!