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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
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A Light in the Attic (1981)

by Shel Silverstein

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Very great book for introducing poetry! Has several poems in the book and they aren't too long.
  kelskemp | Nov 25, 2014 |
Summary - This book had easy to read poems and was a good way to keep the kids entertained. Great way to introduce poetry into a child's mind.
Reflection - I thought the book was ok. It wasn;t as good as the Llama in my pajamas. The rhyming was ok but it was kind of boring and my kids didn't last too long.
Classroom Ideas -
1. Draw a picture of someone in an attic.
2. Have kids make up a funny poem of their own. ( )
  JennaJ | Nov 13, 2014 |
Summary: great poem book with small illustrations to correlate with the story. Great way on introducing poetry to students. they are fun and quirky, and easy to read the book have simple rhyming sounds.

personal: i would recommended to anyone if they haven't read it that they should.

Classroom extensions:
1)have the students draw a picture to their favorite poem from the story.
2) have students recite on of the poems from the book.
3) have them make up a funny poem of their own
  pambam_11 | Nov 11, 2014 |
• Summary of content/review: In this collection of 12 poems, the narrators are fantasy characters living in Shel Silverstein’s attic.
• Evaluation: The continuous rhyme throughout these poems is both catchy and reinforces the erie and fantastical tone.
• Target audience: 2nd-4th grades
• Connection to classroom: I would use this text as a mentor text when having children write their own rhyming poems.

Genre: Poetry, fantasy

RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  Nall0705 | Oct 31, 2014 |
Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!

Shel Silverstein is always brilliant! His rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading! ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
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Mr. Silverstein's work remains a must for lovers of good verse for children. Quite like nobody else, he is still a master of delectable outrage and the proprietor of a surprisingly finely tuned sensibility.
 

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Shel Silversteinprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
alfred hitchcocksecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
joyce carol oatesAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.
From the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings. (CHARLES DUFF REVIEW BELOW) This eclectic collection of children’s poems with exaggerated accompanying sketches makes for an entertaining book. The poems are relatively short, varying between a few sentences and two pages, are in a narrative style. They are humorous and offer up a terrific way to get kids generally interest in poetry. School Library Media Specialists can use this book during book talks as an independent reading book. It's an appropriate book to introduce in the later elementary grades and even into middle school. Shel Silversteins website offers games and additional education resources for teachers and kids: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexS...
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