Friday, August 10, 2012

Book Spine Poetry

I found this idea from my friend at creativiteach.me.  I have been friends with her forever--and I love all of her ideas and insights.

The artist Nina Katchadourian, took pictures of book spines and created art and poetry. I showed the idea to my boys, and we pulled out some of our books with interesting titles.  Their creativity took off!  I loved hearing their excitement, language, and the pure fun of working with words.  This would be a great first week activity or center.  I gave the boys my camera!  (Also a great idea for the center, so they could record their creations!)

Read the poems from top to bottom!  Remember the pictures were taken by a third grader!

Book Spine Poetry

Tuesdays at the Castle
The Killer Angels
Contact
The Hundred and One Dalmatians


Holes
Where the Sidewalk Ends


Twilight
No talking


new moon
First Day Jitters


The Maze Runner
It Takes a Village
The Help
It Takes a Village Idiot


Mary Poppins
The Girl Who Could Fly


Happier
Jupiter


Harry Potter
The Maze runner
It Takes a Village
Mary Poppins
The Help
It Takes a Village Idiot


Happier
First Day Jitters


Happier
Highest Duty
Harry Potter
The Maze runner
It Takes a Village
Mary Poppins
The Help
It Takes a Village Idiot


New Moon
Where the Sidewalk Ends


Happier 
Highest Duty
Harry Potter
The Maze Runner
It Takes a Village
Mary Poppins
The Help
The Girl Who Could Fly
The Wizard of Oz
It Takes a Village Idiot



The Inferno
Things Fall Apart
The Hour Before Daylight
A Brave New World


The Inferno
The Hunger Games
Things Fall Apart
Holes
Sharks over China
No Talking
Endagered! apes
Twilight
An Hour Before Daylight
Brave new World
New Moon
The Way of Kings

I would love to see your creations!

4 comments:

  1. What a fun and creative use of books! I LOVE the book spine poetry, I'll definitely have to try that with my class this year! I'm your newest follower =)

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  2. I love this idea! Thanks for stopping over at my blog! I am your newest follower too! I would love to help with your 100 follower giveaway. I don't sell any products but I do have lots of freebies I can contribute!
    Thanks for thinking about me!
    Darleen
    Third Grade Love

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  3. LOVE THIS!! Pinning it to use during my poetry unit. SO CLEVER! Thanks!

    Hoosier Teacher

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