Last week, I shared my poem from GREAT MORNING! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud. You can read more about Janet and Sylvia's wonderful new poetry resource here and my poem here.
One of the things I love about GREAT MORNING! is that the poems are linked thematically to a second poem. This allows teachers an easy way to add another layer to the morning poem. The poem linked to my "What Does a Reading Specialist Do" is "Secret Worlds" written by the Young People's Poetry Laureate, Margarita Engle! Her poem has a magical feel that will inspire readers young and old!
Please don't worry or fret today.
Just enjoy one page at a time.
Read a story, or poems that rhyme.
Write if you have something to say.
Each book is like a passageway
to secret worlds where you can play.
Reading will take you far away
to mountain peaks that you can climb
or dark swamps filled with thick green slime.
(Read backwards if you lose your way!)
Poem copyright © 2018 by Margarita Engle from GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong (Pomelo Books)
Did you know that the poetic form Margarita used is a Cuban décima mirror, or that E is the most frequently used letter in the English language? These are just two of the many interesting facts I learned from reading GREAT MORNING! There is so much to love about this anthology! You really need to see it for yourself.
Also, be sure to check out the Pomelo Books Pinterest page for lots of beautiful digital postcards like this one.
Congratulations to Christie Wyman, Donna Smith, and Linda Mitchell , winners of a copy of GREAT MORNING! Please send your address to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank you to Christie at Wondering and Wandering for hosting today.