Sunday, April 10, 2016

Science + Poetry = Insects and invertebrates

Here’s the next installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Tamara Hammer (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “insects and invertebrates” from the series of professional resource books, "Picture Perfect Science Lessons" by Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan (and published by the National Science Teachers Association). Here are her three infographics centered around insects and invertebrates. The focus picture book trio is:
  • The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini
  • Bugs Are Insects by Anne Rockwell
  • Ant! Ant! Ant! by April Pulley Sayre

The poem that works perfectly with this book pair is “Dragonfly Lights” by Jane Yolen from her book, Bug Off: Creepy, Crawly, Poems. Below is a graphic featuring all these books, followed by the featured poem and Take 5 activities to accompany the poem along with a "bonus" poem, “Pollination” by Margarita Engle from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Tamara Hammer

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