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Poetry Break #21: A Shape Poem


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Introduction: This poem is about being perched on a star and the words are actually perched on top of the star. It would be fun to use this poem when learning about stars or nursery rhymes. Although this is not a nursery rhyme itself, it would go along with "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" or any other nursery rhyme that mentions stars.

We're Perched Upon a Star


Jack Prelutsky

from "It's Raining Pigs & Noodles"
by Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by James Stevenson
(Scholastic, 2000)

Extension: After introducing this poem to your students it would be fun to have them take a poem they have written and see if they could make it into the shape of the subject of the poem. Another fun idea would be to print the poem out and have the students decorate them. Then the stars could be used to decorate a christmas tree or for a bulletin board.