Harley, Avis. "Booktime" from Falling Down the Page. Editor, Georgia Heard. 2009.
Introduction: Tell students that the poem they are about to hear is considered a list poem. List poems are about everyday things. I have a "To Do" List and a "Shopping" list, but have you ever thought of a list of places you like to hang out and read? The poem, "Booktime" is such a poem.
So many places to read a book-
in flash-lit- dark
by a brook -
Where do you like to read your book?
Extension: After sharing the poem, invite students to share their favorite place to read a book.
See if the students can add to the places listed in the poem above. I like to read in the pool, in a hammock, or on the school bus. One student I shared this poem with said he always reads his books in mom's minivan! The possibilities are endless.