“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Yolen, J. (2012). Bug off! – creepy, crawly poems. Honesdale, PA: Word Song.
Lexile Measure: 940L
Synopsis: Readers meet 13 bugs in colorful, humorous poems. The bug photographs complement the poetry and inspire readers to heed to the author’s suggestion to write their own insect poems.
Rationale for Classroom Use: Students can learn about a variety of insects, can learn about the structure of poems, and can learn how to create their own poems.
Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2b Spell correctly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.