We read Love That Dog by Sharon Creech in order to light the fire of poetry under us all. Whenever I give my students a writing assignment I try to model a version. If you’re familiar with the book, you know that Jack does not like poetry until he begins to write poetry inspired by poems, introduced by his teacher. So . . .
Gecko! Gecko! Clinging tight
To my walls both day and night.
What do you hunt as you hop and hurry?
Who made you to scamper and to scurry?
Bark Gecko Photos, Bark Gecko Images | NaturePhoto-CZ In-text: (Sevcik, 2014)
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