After yesterday’s fun time with Tellagami and book spine poetry, I was really hoping that today would be just as great! We’ve had some troubles with updating our iPads, so I almost thought that today might be a day where we had to change plans. However, it worked out for us to have 6 iPads to use during Mrs. Wright’s 2nd grade class.
Once again, students worked in small groups of 3 to put together their poems. Once again, I was amazed. There was absolutely no rush to get these poems done. Students were critically thinking about each book that went into their stack.
I’m so glad that I added the piece at the end of the lesson for students to tell their story of how they made their poem. I initially did this just to fill the time while I switched iPads for displaying on the screen. However, each story revealed the thought process that students went through to craft their poem and revealed new strategies that students might try next time.
Here’s a look at Mrs. Wright’s class book spine poem gallery: