Silver Seeds By Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer


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Silver Seeds is a perfect selection if you need a mentor text that shows how to look at ordinary things through a poet's eyes. Simple acrostic poems celebrate the wonder and beauty of the natural world. The illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are luminous and lovely!

Possible Strategy Instruction:

  • C: Use prior knowledge to connect with text
  • C: Make a picture or mental image
  • A: Flip the Sound
  • A: Chunk letters and sounds together
  • F: Read text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing

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