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Presentation by Ashley Helgeson

A whale!
Down it goes, and more
and more
up goes its tail!

And dont you think my face

looks green?
My tongue is filling up my
Shel Silverstein, My leg is cut--my eyes are
blue-I think my hair is falling out.
1930 - 1999
It might be instamatic flu. My elbows bent, my spine
I cannot go to school
I cough and sneeze and
aint straight,
gasp and choke,
My temperature is one-oSaid little Peggy Ann McKay. Im sure that my left leg is
broke-I have the measles and the
My brain is shrunk, I cannot
My hip hurts when I move
my chin,
A gash, a rash and purple
There is a hole inside my
My belly buttons caving in,
My mouth is wet, my throat My back is wrenched, my
I have a hangnail, and my
is dry,
ankles sprained,
heart is--what?
Im going blind in my right My pendix pains each time Whats that? Whats that you
it rains.
My tonsils are as big as My nose is cold, my toes are
You say today is. .
Ive counted sixteen chicken I have a sliver in my thumb.
Gbye, Im going out to


We will review the football stadium poem. We will discuss its

attributes, shape, language, and image. We will then discuss
how to make a Concrete Poem.
Students will select a sport, instrument, or hobby of their
choice and will make a Concrete Poem out of its shape. For
example, dancers can do ballet slippers. Musicians can do an
instrument, musical notes or symbols. Baseball players can
do a baseball diamond, bat, glove, and so forth
After deciding what their topic will be students will come up
with a list of adjectives, verbs, and nouns relating to the topic.
They will then construct their Concrete Poem. Afterwards,
they will make the Poem come alive with details, colors, and
artwork. We will then display them in or outside of the
This coincides with Common Core Objective- for English
Language development both figuratively and with word


Shel Silverstein

I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.
I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can't do a handstand-I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said-I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high

There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true
Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh, why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow why, oh, why can't I?

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