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